Category: Urban Studies

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Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an author, journalist, and urban theorist who transformed the way that urban developments were constructed in American cities. In 1935, she moved from her hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Brooklyn, NY.

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What is a City?


Most of our housing and city planning has been handicapped because those who have undertaken the work have had no clear notion of the social functions of the city.

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The Subsidy and Housing

The subsidy is only a single aspect of housing policy; yet the form it ultimately takes will influence more than the housing program alone. In all its long history, both here and abroad, the subsidy has never been more significant than it is currently.