Jane Jacobs' seminal work in which she protests the popular trend of urban renewal in the 1950s, arguing that cities thrive amidst conditions of density, differentiation, and eclecticism.
Jacob's work rejected urban development projects such as the City Beautiful and Garden City movements. Her work can be considered an inspiration for the New Urbanism movement in the 1980s.
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, New York: Random House. 1961.