Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life (Paperback)

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In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities not nations that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently argued and drawing on examples from around the world and across the ages, here Jacobs radically changes the way we view our cities and our entire economy.

About the Author


Jane Jacobs was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that has transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works include The Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, and The Nature of Economies. She died in 2006.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780394729114
ISBN-10: 0394729110
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: March 12th, 1985
Pages: 257
Language: English