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Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Clayton - Goodreads

Wow, what a dense, intriguing book. Randall Munroe recommended this in a talk I saw. Jane Jacobs exposes the faulty logic behind "orthodox" city planning, by examining the motivation behind some of ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Devon - Goodreads

Yes, it's important. But it's also boring. Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Rebeccameder - Goodreads

Interesting enough start, but just so long that although I'm 1/2 way through, I just can't seem to finish it. I think that living in a western Canadian city of 210, 000 in 2009 is just a different ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

Unless you're an urban planner, in which case this is essential, this is probably better read about than actually read. Contrarian at the time, Jacobs remains remarkably vital when writing about the ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

I know some people who will balk at my 3-star rating, so I will explain myself. As a body of work, it is amazing and I adore Jane Jacobs. However, a good portion of this book still manages to be dull ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - jw - Goodreads

ok, so i didnt quite make it through this one, but it is pretty well organized and contains some really thoughtful and important ideas. probably, it could be about 1/4 the size. i wonder if she was ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

This book really opened my eyes to diverse aspects of urban environments. Her main intention was to lay out a scathing critique of the urban planning orthodoxy of her day. In the process she lays out ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

i didn't finish all of it. but i will pick it up again. i learned that projects are bad and the streets need to have people on them in order to not have crime. Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - InternetRex - Goodreads

Cl-iz-assic! Welcome to being an educated american! Read full review


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