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    Medieval City Life

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    look back and see the progression of city life that has taken place throughout time, and that has led us to what life is like in today’s day and age. From architecture, technology, and relationships, people and objects contained in these cities have transformed humanity, and the idea of city life as a whole. From the Medieval to the Industrial era, one can see the changes in what is considered to be a city and how these changes can affect people individually. During the industrial era, cities grew rapidly and became centres of population and production. The growth of modern industry from the late 18th century led to massive urbanization and the rise of new, great cities. It first began in Europe, and then…

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    Out in the country, alone life can be relaxing and peaceful. The city life on the other hand might not seem that way with all the loud movement of vehicles and people. Living in the city can sometimes be fast paced and too stressful. For some people that life is great. Even though both lifestyles share the same routine of work and sleep, the country lifestyle is less stressful than the city life in many ways. Examples of lifestyle differences include population, hospitality, pollution and…

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    Who calls the city home? For seventy percent of the american population the city is considered home. However, for 19.3 percent of americans rural areas are considered home. The debate between the benefits of living in the city versus rural areas can sway in any direction. Interestingly, the population living in cities only inhabit 3.5 percent of the land mass. Given the higher population densities in the city, rural areas differ dramatically. A distinct can be perceived between those who live…

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    Vivacious City Life vs Boring Country Life A rural area is classified as a town with fewer than 1,000 people per 2.6 square kilometers, and surrounding areas with fewer than 500 people per 2.6 square kilometers (“Rural Area”). This means that rural areas have people and buildings that are few and far between. An urban area, on the other hand, has homes and businesses located very close to one another in a small area (“Rural Area”). Cities are filled with more job opportunities, filled with more…

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    Describe Early City Life

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    Describe early city life. How did people live? What were the issues? How was the city planned over time? Early life in the urban cities of the US were a whole other world compared to what the cities are today. In the early 1800s, the US population in urbanized areas were about 300,000, with a total population peaking roughly at 5 million. By 1900 the population had spiked to about 30 million with 40 percent of it citizens living in urbanized areas. This spike in population had a lot to do…

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    planning is a successful process the city life is not as bad a people think. She thinks in a way that if a system works, don’t ruin it. She is big into thinking that if residents take responsibility of the pros and cons in the city then things can go smoothly with improving and planning new things. I think the perspective was old when Jacobs was writing this because housing projects were still prominent back then and now they are not as big. The housing was built for lower-income people, so when…

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    observed patterns in the way cities were constructed in both physical and social aspects of their environments. For the first time in American history, a fresh and innovative, at the time radical, movement sprung up due to the observations and claims that Jacobs proposed in her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. During the 1950’s, modernism had already become an established (and universally accepted) ethos in American city planning. Jane Jacobs witnessed the shortcomings of the…

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    On the topic of Jacob’s ideas to discourage criminal behavior, she is an open critic of the common theory of improving cities’ vibrancies by making room for more green space before considering whether the new parks would be properly integrated . If a park is located in “a low-traffic area such as the residential edge of a neighborhood, ” misallocated green space can become “havens for transient populations or criminal activity ,” and become the type of place where teenagers go to abuse drugs or…

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    In Jane Jacobs’ “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, Jacobs sheds light on the thought process behind city planning, how that thought process came to be, and how that thought process is corrupt. Through giving specific examples via different big cities (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, etc.), she weaves in her overall message: that the base of city planning, and therefore cities in general, are a “hoax”; cities are built on a “foundation of nothing”. The founders on which modern city…

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    In Jane Jacobs’ book The Death and Life of Great American Cities , the author mainly focuses on the following three arguments: first, a city should have its complex structures. Planners should not create new structures by breaking the connections between the existing structures. Second, a city must contain diversity. Different districts should show various functions to become vital. Third, like human, city also grows and have its characteristics. Those patterns can not be manipulated by people. …

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