Filmmaker Jim Epstein read The Power Broker and set out to document one of the communities destroyed by Moses’ urban renewal of the 1950s.
In my quest to understand the life, work and impact of Jane Jacobs, I have read almost every book, by or about Jane. One book that I had put off reading was Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of The Death and Life of Great American Cities…
We used to say we plan at the scale of Robert Moses, but we judge ourselves by the standard of Jane Jacobs. That’s not really true anymore.
Americans like to think ‘big.’ Urbanism is no exception.
In What We See, 30 essayists try to make sense of their own cities or situations in light of what Jane Jacobs’ observed.
An excerpt from “The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs” by urban critic and journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz
This video is about two people who, arguably, had more of an impact on the course of urban planning than any others—Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs.
Some facts about legendary urbanist, thinker, writer, and activist Jane Jacobs
These are some of the articles I‚Äôve read that have got me thinking recently: