PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version P. 15 mar. O planejamento descentralizado de Jane Jacobs. começa em nível teórico na introdução de “Morte e Vida das Grandes Cidades”. Apesar de. In this indispensable book, urban visionary Jane Jacobs – renowned author of The Death and Life of Great Jacobs pinpoints five pillars of our culture that are in serious decay: community and family; higher Morte e vida de grandes cidades.

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Not only for scientists, but also for politicians her oeuvre offers material to think about. Jacobs did not just have a trenchant writing style; she suited her actions action to her words.

Among the many specialists who only partly occupy themselves with reality, she does not avoid the “grand questions. These differences are an explanation for the paradox that a country can do well economically, on paper, while some of the inhabitants live in great poverty.

The worrisome thing however, is that these societal pillars are deteriorating now, especially in the United States.

In the process, new skills and new knowledge is generated, new products begin to be imported, which in turn, become the raw materials for a new round of import-substitution.

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In science, for example, interesting results are achieved with the method of “bio mimicry” propagated by Jacobs: She still lives there happily downtown, on Albany Avenue Later she said that this time in New York taught her a lot about city life and the social-economic dynamic it radiates, a theme which reccurs in her work.

That the body of ideas of Jacobs cuts ice can be seen in the jacosb of everyday.

Finally, there is one book that stands separate from the others because of its focus on the Canadian province Quebec: Although Jacobs does not always agree with the policy of the municipality, according to her Toronto continues to be a model of a diverse and vital city, or “a city which works.


In The Economy of Cities Jacobs asks the simple though classical question “why some cities grow and others stagnate and decay,” a theme that many historians since the Greek historian Herodotus have occupied themselves with. The similarities between nature and economy should get much more attention according to Jacobs. Todas as mensagens do blog Meu blog Adicionar.

Nowadays, we are witnessing the possibility of clashes between the two moral systems Jacobs distinguishes in her Systems of Survival The archive includes manuscripts of her books, all kinds of research results, unpublished speeches, book reviews, magazine and newspaper articles, photos and some letters that Jacobs wrote to her family while on visits abroad. In contrast to many scientists who try to explain reality through an abstract, general theory deductionJacobs sees the world on the contrary from the concrete, visible and everyday induction.

In her book, Jacobs introduces an analysis that contradicts the prevailing opinions on urban development. From the title of her first book The Death and Life of Great American Cities it is clear that she prefers to use a biological metaphor: These corrections take place through complex processes like positive, itself strengthening feedback, negative check mechanisms and natural defensive reactions. Because of their subordinated position, they must import most manufactured products, and export raw materials.

From the sixties to the middle of the eighties Jacobs mainly wrote about the problems of cities and their role in the economy and society. In the meantime, Jacobs wrote for the magazine Architectural Forum, where she applied herself to urban development and planning.

From this perspective, even taking out the garbage or having a talk with a passer-by is a deed of dramatic expression. Fico impressionada com a atualidade desse livro de Cities and Economics Although in her first work Jacobs pays special attention to the city life of every day, in the two books that follow she places the city in a broader historical and economic context.


They moved into a house in the cozy New York neighborhood of Greenwich Village and raised their three children there. In order to turn the tide, Jacobs makes an appeal that reminds one of the biblical principle “Explore many things, but keep the good thing. It is therefore not surprising that Jacobs uses a large number of sources; she does not get her inspiration from the most recent scientific article, but in contrast, from nacobs works, popular-scientific bestsellers, autobiographies and national newspapers.

Even though she writes about cities, the economy and fundamental societal issues, she is anything but a city planner, economist or social scientist.

Ultimately, trade and commercial activities always play at the level of a city and the region on which it has an influence.

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Leia agora o “A natureza das economias”, escrito 40 anos depois do “Morte e Vida”. The active attitude of Jacobs was also clear in her protests against the Vietnam War, which led to her permanently moving to Toronto, with her family, after ciddes years in New York.

Tricky discussions about privatizing the national railroad system, the desirability of socially responsible enterprises and the question whether or not to introduce efficiency incentives at the police and in education indicate how delicate the relationship between public and private is. Thirdly, there should be enough variation in the residential area: Just like her previous works, these books will surely get a lot of media attention when they are finished, but as in the past, she will reject every form of recognition.