Wrestling With Moses : How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Paperback)

Author: Flint, Anthony

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*Author: Flint, Anthony *Subtitle: How Jane Jacobs Took on New Yorks Master Builder and Transformed the American City *Publication Date: 2011/02/08 *Number of Pages: 231 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.25


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780812981360
SKU 216460871
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812981367
Release Date 2/8/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5L x 0.5T
"Flint looks at a seminal struggle of 20th century city planning, one that involved two giants with utterly differing views of how cities should look and develop....In her struggles against Moses, dramatically described in Flint's winning account, Jacobs showed that communities could come together to stop destructive development in its tracks."
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Annotation Journalist Anthony Flint provides a fascinating history of the David-and-Goliath battle between community activist Jane Jacobs and New York's "master builder" Robert Moses, a man responsible for a staggering number of New York "urban renewal" construction projects who found his match in the spirited Jacobs, a mother of three who successfully halted his ten-lane freeway through Greenwich Village and SoHo, and, with her seminal THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AMERICAN CITIES, ushered in a new consciousness concerning urban planning. WRESTLING WITH MOSES features larger than life characters fighting for the soul of the city at a watershed moment in American history--from its pages, readers will learn the complex forces at play in designing, destroying, and protecting the places we live.
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