Jane Jacobs' "Web Way of Thinking" (05:53)
Streets, and how they work, are the most important part of a city. "Web way of thinking" influences Jacobs' way of planning and writing.
Jane Jacob's Early Writings (05:33)
In her first two books, Jacobs defies early conventional wisdom in what makes a city orderly, simplistic and well functionally.
Effect of Economies on Cities (04:45)
Jacobs investigates how cities' economies affect each other and the world outside of them. Her books use didactic dialogue to develop arguments.
"Nature of Economies" (04:49)
Jacobs parallels the principals of nature to principals of economies, especially with development.
Economic and Planetary Habitats (02:18)
According to Jacobs, for survival and development, both economic and planetary habitats must be maintained.
Future of Planet (04:20)
Jacobs believes that the law of diminishing returns does not make sense without the law of responsive substitution.
Innovated Economies (04:54)
Jacobs claims that economies, like the weather, evolution, and language, cannot be predictive in order to maintain and survive.
Jacobs' Early Writings (01:14)
In the 1930s Jacobs writes articles on New York's business districts. These set the precedence for her later ideas and writings.
Jacobs' Creativity and Ingenuity (06:37)
Jacobs' discusses her development of ideas and writing as discovery. She values the ideas and energy of young people as her audience.
Behaviors of Cities (01:31)
The study of streets, neighborhoods, and parks opens up puzzles about the city as a whole. The nature of economies is about the whole universe.
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