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Jacobs, Jane 1916-2006

Works: 183 works in 983 publications in 16 languages and 27,379 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biographical films  Humor  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, wpr, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works by Jane Jacobs
The death and life of great American cities by Jane Jacobs( Book )

254 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 5,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Jacobs critiques the comprehensive modernist approach to urban planning after 1945. By the 1950s, various American cities were pursuing ambitious urban renewal policies, influenced by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier's concept of the "Radiant City." Jacobs sees this being utterly at odds with urban realities, and leading to the destruction of the city as a living community. This futurist vision insisted on the absolute segregation of the city's different activities into separate zones, linked (though also physically isolated) by super-highways set in wide parkland landscaping. The colossal physical destruction that was necessary to implement this vision tore apart the traditional multi-activity street and densely populated neighborhood that Jacobs avers is the bedrock of urban living
The economy of cities by Jane Jacobs( Book )

100 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thesis of Jane Jacobsʹ The Economy of Cities remains remarkably fresh and provocative three decades later. Cities, she asserts, are not the result of processes most scientists and economists have assumed they were: Cities do not develop because a pre-existing rural economic base develops and eventually becomes strong enough to support an essentially parasitic urban growth. Instead, Jacobs argues, cities are the prerequisite for any kind of rural economy. Where there are no cities, there are no sustainable rural economies, and the rural economy depends on the city rather than the other way around. Jacobs defines "city" as a "settlement that consistently generates its economic growth from its own local economy"; population centers of any size that have never done this do not meet her definition of city. Likewise, Jacob defines "urban" as "pertaining only to cities ..."--Review from (Oct. 18, 2012)
Cities and the wealth of nations : principles of economic life by Jane Jacobs( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the economic functions, powers and limitations of cities and the uneasy relationship of cities with the national governments that preside over them
Dark age ahead by Jane Jacobs( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation and government; and self-policing by learned professions. The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contends, is behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Jacobs draws on her vast frame of reference -- from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario -- and in highly readable, invigorating prose offers proposals that could arrest the cycles of decay and turn them into beneficent ones. Wise, worldly, full of real-life examples and accessible concepts, this book is an essential read for perilous times
The nature of economies by Jane Jacobs( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly forty years after The Death and Life of Great American Cities changed the field of urban studies, Jane Jacobs brings us a modern classic on economies and ecology. This new book looks at the connection between the economy and nature, arguing that the principles of development, common to both systems, are the proper subject of economic study." "The Nature of Economics is written in the form of a Platonic dialogue, a conversation over coffee among five contemporary New Yorkers. The question they discuss is: Does economic life obey the same rules as those governing the systems in nature? For example, can the way fields and forests maximize their intakes and uses of sunlight teach us something about how economies expand wealth and jobs and can do this in environmentally beneficial ways? The underlying question is both simple and profound, and the answers that emerge will shape the way people think about how economies really work."--Jacket
Systems of survival : a dialogue on the moral foundations of commerce and politics by Jane Jacobs( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics moves outside of the Jane Jacobs' preferred subject: the city, by studying the moral underpinnings of work. Using an observational approach and written as a Platonic dialogue, Jacobs begins by examining a collection of newspaper stories about moral judgements related to work. Sorting them reveals them fitting into one of two patterns of moral behavior that were mutually exclusive. She calls these two patterns commercial moral syndrome and guardian moral syndrome. The commercial moral syndrome is applicable to business owners, scientists, farmers, and traders, while the guardian moral syndrome is applicable to government, charities, hunter-gatherers, and religious institutions. These Moral Syndromes are fixed, and do not fluctuate over time. It is important to stress that Jane Jacobs is providing a theory about the morality of work, and not all moral ideas. Moral ideas that are not included in her syndrome are applicable to both syndromes
A schoolteacher in old Alaska : the story of Hannah Breece by Hannah Breece( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an American woman on the Alaskan frontier at the turn of the century, Hannah Breece challenged the wilderness to teach native children. This moving, gripping account of her many adventures tells of Hannah camping with Indians, being attacked by wild dogs, and facing death on many occasions
The question of separatism : Quebec and the struggle over sovereignty by Jane Jacobs( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores and examines the questions that have arisen in the debate over Quebec's sovereignty and the larger issues of sovereignty and autonomy, in general, that may exist in other potentially separatist regions
Constitutional chaff. Rejected suggestions of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, with explanatory argument by United States( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 1970 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Jane : battle for the city by Matt Tyrnauer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably, no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects
The witch family by Eleanor Estes( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two little girls who love to draw witches build an elaborate world around the imaginary Old Witch and her family
The innocents abroad, or, The new pilgrims' progress : being some account of the steamship Quaker City's pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land : with descriptions of countries, nations, incidents, and adventures as they appeared to the author by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of a cat, dog, bird, ape, frog, elk, deer, and a multitude of other animals finds new homes for all but one
The urban wisdom of Jane Jacobs by Sonia Hirt( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here for the first time is a thoroughly interdisciplinary and international examination of Jane Jacobs's legacy. Divided into four parts: I. Jacobs, Urban Philosopher; II. Jacobs, Urban Economist; II. Jacobs, Urban Sociologist; and IV. Jacobs, Urban Designer, the book evaluates the impact of Jacobs's writings and activism on the city, the professions dedicated to city-building and, more generally, on human thought. Together, the editors and contributors highlight the notion that Jacobs's influence goes beyond planning to philosophy, economics, sociology and design. They set out to answer such questions as: What explains Jacobs's lasting appeal and is it justified? Where was she right and where was she wrong? What were the most important themes she addressed? And, although Jacobs was best known for her work on cities, is it correct to say that she was a much broader thinker, a philosopher, and that the key to her lasting legacy is precisely her exceptional breadth of thought?
Jane Jacobs : urban wisdom by Jane Jacobs( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Jacobs shares her insights into urban planning by tracing the progression of ideas in her books.--Container
The curious adventures of Jimmy McGee by Eleanor Estes( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny plumber becomes a hero by rescuing a doll and returning it to its grateful owner
Knit one, kill two by Maggie Sefton( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked--until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder
The death and life of great American cities by Jane Jacobs( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities
Canadian cities and sovereignty association by Jane Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longitude : [the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time] by Dava Sobel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clock maker achieved a feat which had been considered, for centuries, to be impossible: he was able to determine longitude and invented the chronometer as well
Muerte y vida de las grandes ciudades by Jane Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cincuenta años después de su publicación, Muerte y vida de las grandes ciudades es uno de los libros más influyentes en la historia de la planificación urbana. Jane Jacobs, columnista y crítica de arquitectura de principios de los años sesenta, afirmaba que la diversidad y la vitalidad de las ciudades estaban siendo destruidas por algunos arquitectos y urbanistas muy influyentes. El libro constituye una fuerte crítica de las políticas de renovación urbanística de los años cincuenta, que destruían comunidades y creaban espacios urbanos aislados y antinaturales. Jacobs defiende la abolición de los reglamentos de ordenación territorial y el restablecimiento de mercados libres de tierra, lo que daría como resultado barrios densos y de uso mixto. Frecuentemente cita el Greenwich Village neoyorkino como ejemplo de una comunidad urbana dinámica
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The death and life of great American cities
The economy of citiesCities and the wealth of nations : principles of economic lifeDark age aheadThe nature of economiesSystems of survival : a dialogue on the moral foundations of commerce and politicsA schoolteacher in old Alaska : the story of Hannah BreeceThe question of separatism : Quebec and the struggle over sovereigntyThe witch family
Alternative Names
Butzner, Jane

Butzner, Jane 1916-2006

Džejkobs, Džejn

Jacobs, J.

Jacobs, Jane

Jacobs, Jane, 1916-

Jacobs, Jane Butzner‏

Jacobs, Jane Butzner, 1916-2006

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs antropologa e attivista statunitense

Jane Jacobs Canadees journaliste (1916-2006)

Jane Jacobs divulgadora científica, teórica del urbanismo, y activista sociopolítica canadiense

Jane Jacobs gazetare amerikano-kanadeze, autore dhe shkrimtare për aktivizmin dhe urbanistikën (1916-2006)

Jane Jacobs US-amerikanische Sachbuch-Autorin, Stadt- und Architekturkritikerin

Jane Jacobs Wartawan Amerika–Kanada, aktivis dan pemikir modal sosial (1916-2006)

Jane Jacobsová

Джейн Джейкобс Америко-канадська журналіст, активіст та автор низки впливових робіт в сфері урбанізму. (1916-2006)

Джекобс, Джейн

ג'יין ג'ייקובס

جاين جاكوبز

جین جاکوبز

ჯეინ ჯეიკობსი

제이콥스, 제인 1916-2006

제인 제이콥스

ジェイコブズ, ジェイン

ジェイコブズ, ジェーン


ジェコブス, J

ジェコブズ, ジェーン



簡·雅各布斯 加拿大裔美國記者,作家,敢於行動的城市研究學者 (1916-2006)。

简雅各布斯 加拿大裔美国记者,作家,敢于行动的城市研究学者 (1916-2006)。