The Economy of Cities


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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 ...

The Economy of Cities 1972, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140214734

New edition


The Economy of Cities 1970, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394705842

Mass-market paperback

The Economy of Cities 1970, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224618267