The Good City: Reflections and Imaginations

Allan B. Jacobs


The Good City: Reflections and Imaginations

The Good City: Reflections and Imaginations

  • Title: The Good City: Reflections and Imaginations
  • Author: Allan B. Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780415593533
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback



Cities, Allan B Jacobs contends, ought to be magnificent, beautiful places to live They should be places where people can be fulfilled, where they can be what they can be, where there is freedom, love, ideas, excitement, quiet and joy Cities ought to be the ultimate manifestation of society s collective achievements.Allan B Jacobs is one of the world s best known plannCities, Allan B Jacobs contends, ought to be magnificent, beautiful places to live They should be places where people can be fulfilled, where they can be what they can be, where there is freedom, love, ideas, excitement, quiet and joy Cities ought to be the ultimate manifestation of society s collective achievements.Allan B Jacobs is one of the world s best known planners and urban design practitioners, with a long and distinguished international career Drawing on his professional experience of almost sixty years, Jacobs guides the reader through the lessons he s learnt as a planner and lover of cities Cities from Brazil, Italy, India, Japan, China and the US are featured.Written with a wonderfully engaging, humorous tone and Jacobs own drawings, The Good City transfers lessons on city design, building and urban change to all those willing to help cities become the magnificent, beautiful places they should be and encourages all inhabitants to learn to appreciate and explore their own cities.


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Allan Jacobs, former director of the San Francisco Planning Department and a University of California, Berkeley professor emeritus, effectively covers a lot of ground in this book comprised of essays and short stories. Beginning with a description of two years he spent in India as an urban planner working under the auspices of the Ford Foundation, he leads us through a series of vignettes that ultimately are connected through the theme of how community and collaboration does or does not develop [...]


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