The author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities looks at business fraud and criminal enterprise, overextended government farm subsidies and zealous transit police, to show what happens when the moral systems of commerce collide with those of politics.
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Governor General’s Literary Award – NonfictionFINALIST 1993
"Altogether magnificent… Probably no single thinker has done more in the last fifty years to transform our ideas about the nature of urban life."–Chicago Tribune
About Jane Jacobs
Jane Jacobs (1916–2006) was a writer who for more than forty years championed innovative, community-based approaches to urban planning. Her 1961 treatise The Death and Life of Great American Cities became perhaps the most influential text about the inner workings… More about Jane Jacobs
Published by Vintage Jan 13, 1994| 256 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679748168