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Genius of common sense :Jane Jacobs and the story of The death and life of great American cities /Glenna Lang & Marjory Wunsch.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Lang, Glenna.
Wunsch, Marjory.
Publication
Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher
Contents
An obstreperous young girl -- Growing up in the Electric City -- Becoming a writer in New York -- Cupid and the candy-store house -- Reporting and learning at Architectural Forum -- Jane's good Fortune article -- A bunch of mothers-- and children -- An attack on city planning -- Saving the West Village -- The impact of Death and life -- Fighting city hall and an expressway -- Reviving cities everywhere.
Date
c2009.
Description
127 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Examines the life and accomplishments of Jane Jacobs, and focuses on her book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," in which she assessed American cities during the urban renewal movement and criticized the replacement structures and urban planners.
Notes
Complimentary copy, 2009. Library copy is uncorrected proof.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-121) and index.
ISBN
1567923844
9781567923841
GUSN
242470
Call Number
Stacks HT167.L319 2009
Other People and Orgs
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006.
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006. Death and life of great American cities
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006. Death and life of great American cities.
Jacobs, Jane.
Descriptive terms
City planners
City planning History 20th century
City planning History 20th century.
Neighborhoods History 20th century
Neighborhoods History 20th century.
Sociology, Urban History 20th century
Sociology, Urban History 20th century.
Women city planners
Material Type
Biography Juvenile literature.
Biography.
Juvenile literature.
Places
New York (State) New York
United States

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