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Order without Design by Alain Bertaud
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Order without Design by Alain Bertaud
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Dec 04, 2018 | ISBN 9780262038768

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Definitely recommended, this is now one of my favorite books on cities.—Marginal Revolution

Order without Design is a work with a clear vision for urban policy—a magnum opus from one of the twenty-first century’s great city planners. Similar to Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of the Great American City, Bertaud’s book manages to weave together theory and practice in a way that will be eye-opening to the curious urbanite and enriching to the practicing professional. If city planning has a future, its contours can almost certainly be found here.

City Journal

I am indebted here to Alain Bertaud whose most recent book Order Without Design best articulates his view about cities as labour markets. If you love cities that view might seem a bit reductionist, but it is a pretty good description. A well-functioning labour market makes possible every other aspect of urban life.

Transport Minister for New Zealand, Speech to Government Economics Network 2019 Conference

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