Complexity, chaos theory and fractals... alive in cities,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Taschenbuch)
Alright, she doesn't actually use the "chaos theory" and "fractal" words. At the end of this fascinating book, however, is a tie-in to what we are only beginning to harness in the world of problem-solving. Jane Jacobs hints at her understanding of complexity throughout the book, but her basis is made clear in the last chapter as she exposes the way to grasp the problems of cities.
The reason her book has outlasted her critics is that she applied rational observation and empiricism to a realm that was dominated by artists trying to build pretty things. While styles of art may change quickly, she has demonstrated that human behaviour and needs are a bit more timeless.