The Economy of Cities
ISBN: 039470584X
EAN13: 9780394705842
Language: English
Publication Date: February 12, 1970
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.50" H x 7.20" L x 4.30" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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Book Overview
In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities , investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case studies of developing cities in the ancient, pre-agricultural world, and contemporary cities on the decline, like the financially irresponsible New York City of the mid-sixties, Jacobs identifies the main drivers of urban prosperity and growth, often via counterintuitive and revelatory lessons.