Jane Jacobs vs Robert Moses

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Jane Jacobs in 1961, as seen in the documentary "Citizen Jane: Battle For The City."

The author and activist Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities, emerging in the 1960s as the visionary opposition to her nemesis, the New York power broker Robert Moses. In “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City”, filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer tells the story of how Jacobs led a movement to block Moses from building a highway through lower Manhattan.

— Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen

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