Octavo, hardcover, VG in lightly edgeworn dj with small blue stain at back corner. 268 pp. including index and notes on author. The death and life of Great American Cities. Why do some cities decline and die while others grow? Find out here.
Fine in very good dust jacket. very light shelf wear on dust jacket, now in plastic protective cover. no marks. , 268 p. 22 cm. Includes diagrams; index, pages 263-268. from the front flap: "mrs. jacobs argues...that economies develop not through the further expansion of vast industrial and financial institutions, but through the unpredictable growth of innumerable offshoots that break away from and often replace established corporations but which, as they proliferate, add to the sum total of economic activity." the basis of this analysis is jacobs' belief that it was the cities that initiates and promotes the creativity that builds economies and growth.
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