A Tale of Two Planners: Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses

Click here for this concise by insightful article by Lauren Walser for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The article highlights two very different approaches to city planning, one was top-down and closed-door, the other inclusive and embracing citizen participation. One approach was automobile focused, the other focused on the scale of pedestrians and neighborhoods. The author argues that despite their different approaches they both worked to create their conceptions of a better city.

Illustration: Library of Congress/Prints & Photographs Division/LC-DIG-ppmsca-24382; New York Public Library Digital Collections; Library of Congress/Prints & Photographs Division/LC-USZ-62-137839


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