Jane Jacobs Case Study

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Paradigm Changes: Vernacular in Time of Jane Jacobs and New Urbanism

New Urbanist principles and the values they engender have align with the apparent revival of U.S. neoconservatism over the recent decades. This is evident in the close tie between New Urbanism’s brand of urban values and its explicitly stated desire to return to certain past; the vernacular. This unbroken trend towards increasing economies of scale at the economic and organizational levels have since been enjoying increasing popularity, partly in the form of multifunctional shopping and entertainment destinations covering large areas camouflaged as small-scale, vernacular, and history-oriented; Jane Jacobs commodified. I will be analyzing these processes by taking brief glimpses at a number of concrete case studies. At a more generalized level of interpretation I’ll explore how the ideal concepts, which have gained currency
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The process has had a major impact on many urban landscapes, and has played an important role in the history and demographics of cities around the world. At the heart of Jane Jacobs’ critique of the city stands New York City’s ability to marshal federal programs and the resources they represented as part of a broader modernist project prompted by visions of creating a new, more efficient and forward-looking society in the wake of World War II. Pre-war New York City was heavily dependent on industry; Yet as early as the 1920s, groups like the Committee on a Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs 6 had begun arguing that the future of industry would lie outside the central city, and, in the years following the war, with the momentous socioeconomic shifts they would bring, the impetus turned to clearing the inner city of factories to make room for its postindustrial future. At the same time, dilapidated housing, vast slums, and creeping blight framed the public’s image of inner

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