Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life

Author(s): Jane Jacobs


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.



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Jane Jacobs was the legendary author ofThe 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 includeThe Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, andThe Nature of Economies. She died in 2006.


General Fields

  • : 9780394729114
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : March 1985
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Jacobs
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Vintage Books ed
  • : 266