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 and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-242470

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Women city planners
City planners
City planning History 20th century
Sociology, Urban History 20th century
Neighborhoods History 20th century
City planning History 20th century.
Sociology, Urban History 20th century.
Neighborhoods History 20th century.

Originator

Lang, Glenna.
Wunsch, Marjory.

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.

Publication

Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher

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

Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-121) and index.
Complimentary copy, 2009. Library copy is uncorrected proof.

ISBN

9781567923841
1567923844

Call Number

Stacks HT167.L319 2009

Other People and Orgs

Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006. Death and life of great American cities
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006.
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006. Death and life of great American cities.
Jacobs, Jane.

Material Type

Juvenile literature.
Biography Juvenile literature.
Biography.

Places

United States
New York (State) New York