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The economy of cities

by Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006.

Format: Print Book 1970
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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.
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Subjects Urban economics.
Industries -- Social aspects.
Economic development.
Publisher New York :Vintage Books,1970
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 039470584X (pbk.)
9780394705842 (pbk.)
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