Reading Response Week 9: Jane Jacobs, Death and Life of


Reading Response Week 9: Jane Jacobs, Death and Life of Great American Cities

1. Using what you know from the Ric Burns documentary New York City, who is Jane Jacobs? Specifically, why did she end up in conflict with Robert Moses over highway construction?

2. Why is Jane Jacobs critical of the theories of urban planning of her day? What types of urban planning models does she consider to be particularly problematic and why? 

3. What does Jane Jacobs say about the importance of city sidewalks in chapter 3? What role do they play in building community? 

This is not an essay, Just answer each question fully.

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