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Street types of great American cities

Sigmund Krausz

Street types of great American cities

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Published by The Werner company in Chicago, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Published 1892 with title: Street types of Chicago.

Statementby Sigmund Krausz. With literary sketches by well-known authors and a preface by Dr. Emil G. Hirsch.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF548.9.S9 K92
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p.
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6909180M
LC Control Number01023429
OCLC/WorldCa7936753

Successful, functional parks are those under intense use by a diverse set of companies and residents. Some rooms are connected to a bathroom and kitchen shared by several workers, but the women spend most of their time by themselves in front of the windows. They provide low-rent housing for people with low incomes; they give pleasure to visitors, and may even attract tourists; and they are appealing reminders of our European heritage and our pre-automobile past. The sad fact is that until we abolish poverty and discrimination—or until the middle class becomes tolerant of poor non-white neighbors—the government is probably going to have to build more low-income ghettos. They do not want the visible vitality of a North End, but rather the quiet and the privacy obtainable in low-density neighborhoods and elevator apartment houses.

In this category fall Daniel Burnham, Robert Moses, Le Corbusier and all those who marched in the cause of urban renewal. People leave such areas not to seek diversity but to practice new life styles, and additional diversity would not persuade them to stay. Focusing on community rather than order, her "dance of the street" offered an enticing image of how a busy neighbourhood might thrive. Like every city, London looked completely different under the flicker of gas lamps. A city is displayed in bold if it is a state or federal capital cityand in italics if it is the city with the most people of the state.

Eckleburg, is representative of the strife between the characters. Escort Agency Employee Like independent call girls, employees of escort agencies work in private locations or hotels and charge relatively high prices. Residents in places with no sidewalk life are conditioned to avoid basic interactions with strangers, especially those of a different income, race, or educational background, to the extent that they cannot imagine having a deep personal relationship with others so unlike themselves. These troubles are not irreversible. Teju Cole is a young Nigerian writer based in New York, and though his narrative lacks plot his journeys on foot through the city are a consistently fascinating trawl through time, space, memory and imagination. They are more than "passive beneficiaries of safety or helpless victims of danger".


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Such neighborhoods look dull, notably to the visitor, and therefore they seem to be less vital than their ethnic and bohemian counterparts. Part 2 Given the importance of all kinds of diversity, intricately mingled in mutual support, part two of the book explains the conditions for city diversity or the economic workings that produce lively cities.

These slums are not caused by dullness—they are often similar in plan and architecture to low-rent areas—but by the overcrowding of buildings already old Street types of great American cities book poverty-stricken and otherwise deprived non-whites, who have no other place to go.

Many readers will have already returned to their apartments, run their fingers through some gin and ice, and slammed the door. Like every city, London looked completely different under the flicker of gas lamps.

Jacobs rejects was developed by architects and architecturally-trained planners—and some of her ideas have in fact been set forth by Street types of great American cities book themselves.

Ethnic neighborhoods like the North End, or the Italian and Irish sections of Greenwich Village, are not diverse, but quite homogeneous in population as well as in building type. Even if they were willing to convert rooming houses back to apartments, most of the slum dwellers who would then have to move would not be able to do so.

February []. Jacobs emphasizes that city sidewalks should be considered in combination with physical environment surrounding sidewalks. The North End and the Back-of-the-Yards district are not holding their young people, who tend to move to the suburbs as soon as they have children to raise.

External Links. Homogeneous and dull areas are deserted by residents who have the resources to go elsewhere, and are replaced by people who have no other choice, and who, for reasons of poverty and racial discrimination, are forced to live in overcrowded conditions. She stresses the importance of the visual announcement that a high number of streets would make by picturing an intense life.

In order to sustain the former, residents must become exceedingly deliberate in choosing their neighbors and their associations.

But visibility is not the only measure of vitality, and areas that are uninteresting to the visitor may be quite vital to the people who live in them.

Almost all of Amsterdam's window rooms are single occupancy, separating workers from each other. Streetwalking is also notoriously dangerous.

They were hardly so at the time. The role of parks[ edit ] Orthodox urbanism defines parks as "boons conferred on the deprived populations of cities. Jacobs instead argues that a feature of a great city is the mobility of residents and fluidity of use across diverse areas of varying size and character, not modular fragmentation.

For this, they want a car, expressways, and all the freedom of movement that expressways create when properly planned.

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One can quarrel with some of these tastes, but the fact is that Street types of great American cities book areas about which Mrs. Jacobs says, discourage street life, and create only dullness.

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