"The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs
Vintage Political Science and Social Criticism. Volume 241
Vintage City | 1992/1961 | ISBN: 067974195X 9780679741954 | 473 pages | PDF | 110 MB
A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, this book has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. This book is an attack on current methods of city planning and re-building. It is also an explanation of new principles and an argument for different methods from those now in use.