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The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs
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Oct 03, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, academic, economics, sociology, urban
Read in October, 2010

My first Jane Jacobs book, and what a book. It has reframed the way I think about cities, about rural regions, about poverty, and about economic development. I'll be pondering this and likely re-reading it.

The style and format of this book reminded me very much of Eric Hoffer's The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements .

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