Week 3

“Theories of Urbanism” [Claude S. Fischer] In “Theories of Urbanism” Fischer seeks to define “urbanism” as a theory in order for it to be properly studied. He explains his view on theory development in terms of the following metaphor: “To begin a major study without a good theory or theories is like being dropped into … Continue reading Week 3


“The Uses of City Neighborhoods” Jane Jacobs was great at pointing out that city planning cannot be thought of as something similar to that of the suburban life. Her issue was that when you try to pick out specifics about a city that can “help” its betterment then you kind of take away its whole identity as a city. She explained very well that a city was not just one…

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