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By Dirk Schubert

Jane Jacobs's recognized booklet The loss of life and lifetime of nice American towns (1961) has challenged the self-discipline of city making plans and resulted in a paradigm shift. debatable within the Nineteen Sixties, such a lot of her rules grew to become mostly permitted inside a decade or so after book, not just in North the United States yet all over the world, because the articles during this quantity display. in line with cross-disciplinary and transnational methods, this ebook bargains new insights into her advanced and sometimes contrarian frame of mind in addition to analyses of her effect on city making plans conception and the implications for making plans perform. Now, greater than 50 years after the preliminary book, in a interval of speedy globalisation and deregulated techniques in making plans, new demanding situations come up. The contributions during this ebook argue that it's not attainable just to keep on with Jane Jacobs's principles to the letter, yet as a substitute it will be significant to contextualize them, to seem for correct classes for towns and planners, and significantly to reassess why and the way a few of her principles can be up to date. Bringing jointly a world crew of students and writers, this quantity develops conclusions according to new learn as to how her paintings may be re-interpreted below varied situations and used in the present debate in regards to the proclaimed 'millennium of the city', the twenty first century.

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