Peter Laurence, Professor of Architecture at Clemson University, brings us his new book Becoming Jane Jacobs, a biography about the urban activist and author of the seminal work The Life and Death of American Cities. This biography sheds new light on the life and work of Jacobs, a vitally important figure in urban history and architectural criticism. Peter situates Jacobs and her contributions to sociology, history, and urban planning within a rich context that illuminates her evolution as a thinker and the invaluable legacy she left for contemporary city planners across the globe.

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ISBN: 9780812247886
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - January 21st, 2016