The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Part 4, Chapter 17, Subsidizing Dwellings Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 17, Subsidizing Dwellings Summary and Analysis

City planners do not have plans for unslumming slums, stimulating diversity or street uses, etc. Planning does not exist for these purposes. They deal with things like subsidized housing, traffic, visual design, and analytic methods, according to Jacobs.

Jacobs identifies that cities do have a population of people who are too poor to afford an adequate level of housing. Many cities have a shortage of low-income housing. The view is that since some people can't be housed by the private sector because they can't afford the rental payment: they must be housed by the public sector. . Jacobs does not believe that low income means that government has to take over the housing responsibility. Some sort of subsidized housing is required. Payments or rent supplements are preferable to government owned buildings. This would result in gradual...

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