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  • Published: 1 December 1988
  • ISBN: 9780394729114
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99
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Cities and the Wealth of Nations

Principles of Economic Life



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. 

  • Published: 1 December 1988
  • ISBN: 9780394729114
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99
Categories:

About the author

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1916, but lived much of her life in Toronto, Canada. She was the author of The Economy of Cities, The Question of Separatism: Quebec and the Struggle over Sovereignty, Cities and the Wealth of Nations, and Systems of Survival. She died in 2006.

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