Books by Jane Jacobs
The Economy of Cities
by Jane Jacobs
· published 1969 · read 2021-07-25
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This classic (pub. 1969) on city development was extremely accessible to read, particularly considering the ugh field that surrounds economics for me. Jacobs' main premise is that cities don't arise as a consequence of agricultural settlements – cities are there first, and develop their hinterland to support themselves.