The death and life of great American cities

Chapter 6 is describing how Jane Jacobs saw neighborhoods in NYC. What stood out to me the most about this chapter is how Jane Jacobs made the connection between long blocks and isolated neighborhoods. It made me realize that this is true. I have seen it before but never thought about it. I feel that long blocks and housing projects are alike because they both isolate people in different ways. Jane Jacobs believes that long blocks are monotonous and for neighborhoods to work they should be diversified. Unfortunately many neighborhoods in NY are becoming monotonous and the neighborhoods that are diversified are slowly dissapearing.

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