Jane Jacobs Writing Styles in The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Perspective

The book is written in the third person with most of the points of view being the author's. There is some exposure to the theory behind the practice of city planning and there are quotes throughout the book. The author uses these to explain where the concepts of city planning came from and how they haven't changed too much. This is why the author blames those who develop the theories of city planning more than the planners themselves. Most of the opinions expressed in the book are those of the author. She is the one that is analyzing the different areas in the different cities and determining what factors are required for success and what factors contribute to failure.

There are cited quotes throughout the book with documentation. A great deal of the book is based on the author's experiences in visiting the different locales and with experiences...

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