Urban Studies

The following post has two assignments namely;

1.Urban Studies

Read Parts 1-3 (Chapters 1-15) of the highly influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs. As you read each chapter, take note of Jacobs’ criticisms of US
cities and urban planning in 1961 (when the book was published), and her arguments regarding cities with “life”.

Next, you are to craft a well-written essay that clearly addresses the following components:
Identify the key arguments presented by Jacobs in Parts 1 through 3 of the book (a minimum of three
arguments per section for a total of roughly nine arguments should be discussed in your essay)

Describe a specific example Jacobs uses in her book to illustrate each of these arguments (one example
minimum for each of the arguments you discuss)

Critique how well each of these argument holds true in US cities and the urban planning profession
today, given the changes that have taken place in cities and US society since 1961.

2. Leadership

1. This chapter discusses several reasons that out-groups form. What is the best explanation for why Ursula, Nichole, and Todd appear to be out- group members? What impact are they having on Next
Step? Do they have legitimate concerns? Discuss. ?
2. How could the initial meeting about fund-raising strategies have been conducted so that all members were included in the decision? ?
3. Of the six strategies for how leaders should respond to out-group members, do you think that certain strategies might be more appropriate or effective in this situation given the verbalized
feelings about Next Step from the out-group members? ?
4. How could other members of the group besides James help to build the group identity and sense of cohesion in Next Step? ?
5. In this situation, do you think it is worth the time and effort to try to include Ursula, Nichole, and Todd? Defend your answer.

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how can leaders deal with the messy realities of leadership? How can the conflicts and contradictions of leadership be resolved?

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