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Political Science
PLS 302
Professor Reckhow

PLS 302 9/4/2013 10:48:00 AM The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)  Jane Jacobs: o Born in Scranton o Lived in Greenwich Village, New York City o Active in neighborhood o Critical of urban renewal projects  The Death and Life of Great American Cities was Jacobs’ first book Concerns of Jacobs  Trends in urban planning in the first half of the 20hcentury o Garden city—utopian planning movement o Urban renewal/slum clearing Varying Ideas of “Urban”  Jane Jacobs”This ubiquitous principle is the need of cities for a most intricate and close-grained diversity of uses that give each other constant mutual support, both economically and socially”  Robert Moses”The physical beauties of cities can, no doubt, be exaggerated, but no balanced observer will ignore them…mid- Manhattan seen from the Triborough Bridge at sundown…the clean gossamer cobwebs of its suspension” th o Moses was the “master builder”
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