Authors

Chester Smolski

Document Type

Article

Themes

City Planning

Comments

Providence high on list of Jane Jacobs attributes.

Abstract

"It has been nearly a generation since her thought-provoking and polemical The Death and Life of Great American Cities appeared, but some of the ideas expressed are still as valid as they were 28 years ago.

The second of the five major books that Jane Jacobs has written is the one that captured the imagination of the public and caused planners to rethink, argue and debate many of the policies and practices they had come to accept as immutable."