6-23 JAN.(if you’re not taking POL 2500) Fri., 6 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 1. Mon., 9 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 7. Wed., 11 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 8. Fri., 13 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 9. Mon., 16 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 10. Wed., 18 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 11. Mon., 23 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 12.
6-23 JAN.(if you’re taking POL 2500) Fri., 6 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 9 Mon., 9 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 10 Wed., 11 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 11 Fri., 13 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 12 Mon., 16 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 13 Wed., 18 Jan. Jacobs, ch. 14 Mon., 23 Jan. Jacobs, ch.16
STUDY QUESTIONS Chapter 1, Jacobs: Where do city planners go wrong? Decide what you consider Jacobs's most important points and summarize them, if possible in a couple of sentences. Chapter 7: According to Jacobs, why are small manufacturing enterprises better off in big cities? What are "primary uses"? Chapter 8: What is "secondary diversity"? Give a Winnipeg example of both a primary use and secondary diversity. Chapter 9: Why are short blocks preferable to long blocks? Give a Winnipeg example of either short blocks or long ones.
MORE STUDY QUESTIONS Ch 10: Why is a mixture of older and newer buildings desirable? Ch 11: According to Jacobs, when is density a good thing and when is it not? When it is a good thing, why is that so? What’s the difference between density and overcrowding? Ch 12: Name a land use that Jacobs considers genuinely harmful. Why does Jacobs consider it a problem and what, if anything, does she think should be done about it? Ch 13: What is the self-destruction of diversity? Explain the problem and give a local example.
STILL MORE STUDY QUESTIONS Ch 14: What is a border vacuum? Explain the problem it poses and give a local example. Ch 15: If “unslumming” is our objective, what is the most important thing to do, and the most important thing to avoid? Explain briefly, and cite an example or two. Chapter 16: What’s the difference between gradual and cataclysmic money and why does it matter?
WHAT’S WRONG WITH CITY PLANNING? • What did Ebenezer Howard advocate? • What did Le Corbusier advocate? • What’s wrong with their ideas?
TERMS • Downtown core (Central business district) • Inner city • Central city • Suburbs • Exurban areas
Theme 1: CITY DEVELOPMENT • Suburbs and exurbs: • Dispersal • Inner Cities: • Massive development • Decay
Theme 2:SHORT-TERM CALCULATIONS • Developers’ time horizons • Affordable housing torn down • Heritage buildings razed • Economic considerations • Social costs • Not an ideological question