Cities and the wealth of nations : principles of economic life

General Information

Author/Creator
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006.
Language
English.
Published
New York : Random House, c1984.
Physical Description
ix, 257 p. ; 25 cm.

Contents/Summary

Summary
"In this iconoclastic work, which profoundly upsets the way we think about wealth and poverty and the rise and decline of nations and empires, Jane Jacobs argues that virtually all economic life, no matter how geographically remote from cities, depends on cities to maintain it or change it. Productive cities, she explains, create prosperous mixed economies in their own surrounding regions, but shape stunted, wildly unbalanced -- and usually exploited and poor -- economics in regions that lack productive cities on their own. (...) The subject of this book, in other words, is the rise and decline of wealth: Why do some economies prosper while others languish?"

Subjects

Subject
Urban economics.
Economic history.
Wealth.

Bibliographic Information

Responsibility
Jane Jacobs.
Content
1. Fool's paradise -- 2. Back to reality -- 3. Cities' own regions -- 4. Supply regions -- 5. Regions workers abandon -- 6. Technology and clearances -- 7. Transplant regions -- 8. Capital for regions without cities -- 9. Bypassed places -- 10. Why backward cities need one another -- 11. Faulty feedback to cities -- 12. Transactions of decline -- 13. The predicament -- 14. Drift.
ISBN
0394480473

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
BookOSA Archivum LibraryGeneral collection330.9173/2 JACGeneral StacksDonation of Márk László-Herbert.

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