The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs

"The Economy of Cities" explores the concept of urbanization and its impact on economic development. The author argues that cities are the primary drivers of economic growth and innovation, challenging the traditional belief that rural agriculture is the foundation of economic development. The book delves into the history of city development, the role of cities in fostering innovation, and how urban economies evolve and adapt over time. It further discusses the importance of diversity and small-scale entrepreneurship in creating vibrant, sustainable cities.

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Total Points: 140

Since this book was first published in 1969, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 140.0.

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