Saturday, April 26, 2014

From The Atlantic Cities
Robert Moses Vs Jane Jacobs: The Opera

The legendary 1960s struggle pitted planning czar Robert Moses against neighborhood activist Jane Jacobs. Moses wanted to make the city easily navigable by car. During his reign, hedisplaced half a million people with highways. But the powerful planner met his match when he proposed an expressway through Lower Manhattan. Though she had little institutional support, Jacobs built a citizen coalition that ultimately defeated Moses. Read more: Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs: The Opera - Amanda Erickson - The Atlantic Cities

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