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Name Course Instructor Date Urban Planning: The Death and Life of Great American Cities Introduction The Death and life of Great American Cities is a book written by Jane Jacobs in 1961. The book critically explores what the author regarded as the objectives behind the planning of the American post-war cities. It is Jacobs reaction to the futile outcomes of the efforts to renew the American urban settings that had been destroyed by the war. The book is critical on what the author repeatedly refers to as orthodox planning and rebuilding of the city. In the four parts that constitute the book, Jacobs details the shortfalls of the so-called modernist planners and make a general argument that all the failures in rebuilding stem from the misconception of what cities should be and...

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