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Jane Jacobs

Urban Visionary

Jane Jacobs( )
Author: Alexiou, Alice Sparberg
ISBN:978-0-8135-3792-4
Publication Date:May 2006
Publisher:Rutgers University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

Today, we take for granted the wisdom of renovating old factory buildings into malls or condos, of making once decaying waterfronts into vibrant public spaces, of protecting historic buildings under landmark laws, and of building public housing on a human scale rather than as high-rises. In contemporary cities, it is now common for community groups to plant gardens in empty lots and to buy abandoned apartment buildings from the city for a dollar and fix them up. But...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.9 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds



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