Halle, D. (2003). Introduction, The New York and Los Angeles Schools. In D. Halle, (Ed.), New York and Los Angeles: Politics, society and culture: A comparative view. Chicago: University of Chicago Press., 1-23 [23 pages]
- From Halle’s point of view, what are the two major developments of American megalopolies that Los Angeles and New York symbolize? [RC]
- According to Halle, what are the seven ideas that characterized the “Los Angeles School”?
- From Halle’s perspective, what is the main difference between the Chicago school and the New York school?
- According to Halle, what is the significance of the victory against the Lower Manhattan Expressway? [RC}
- Following Halle’s argument, what are the pros and cons of the redesign of Bryant Park?
Jacobs, J. (1961). The death and life of great American cities. New York: Vintage., 1-25, 143-151 [34 pages]
- According to Jacobs, what are the “city-destroying ideas” of Howard’s model of the “Garden City”? [RC]
- What are the features of Le Corbusier’s model of the “Radiant city” that Jacobs criticizes?
- From Jacobs’ perspective, what is problematic about the “City beautiful” model?
- According to Jacobs, what is the importance of urban diversity? [RC]
- From Jacobs’ perspective, what are the four conditions needed to generate urban diversity? [RC]