By Dirk Schubert

Jane Jacobs's well-known publication The demise 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 Sixties, such a lot of her rules grew to become commonly authorised inside a decade or so after ebook, not just in North the USA yet around the world, because the articles during this quantity exhibit. according to cross-disciplinary and transnational methods, this booklet deals new insights into her complicated and infrequently contrarian mind set in addition to analyses of her influence on city making plans concept and the results for making plans perform. Now, greater than 50 years after the preliminary book, in a interval of quick globalisation and deregulated techniques in making plans, new demanding situations come up. The contributions during this e-book argue that it isn't attainable just to stick to Jane Jacobs's rules to the letter, yet as a substitute it can be crucial to contextualize them, to appear for proper classes for towns and planners, and seriously to re-examine why and the way a few of her rules should be up-to-date. Bringing jointly a global crew of students and writers, this quantity develops conclusions according to new examine as to how her paintings will be re-interpreted lower than varied situations and used in the present debate concerning the proclaimed ’millennium of the city’, the twenty first century.

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