Jane Jacobs was concerned with the problems of city planning and the strategy that planners followed throughout most of the twentieth century. The strategy of rebuilding has not been successful. It has not accomplished anything in eliminating slums or halting the decay of city neighborhoods. Jacobs blames not only the city planners but places the burden of the blame on the theorists and educators.
Red Harvest presents a literary image current society as greedy, power-hungry society. The main villains are not the gangsters but wealthy influential people who use thugs to defend their often ill-gotten wealth and the power derived from it. Similar to Jane Jacobs’s idea, 'slums' are not only undeveloped part of the city or town, but also places where ill-minded people live