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Wrestling with Moses : how Jane Jacobs took on New York's master builder and transformed the American city

Author: Anthony Flint
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents the 1968 clash between activist writer Jane Jacobs and urban-planning giant Robert Moses over a planned expressway in New York City, exploring how Jacobs' eventual victory reshaped the ways in which people respond to urban renewal projects.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jane Jacobs; Robert Moses
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Flint
ISBN: 9781400066742 1400066743
OCLC Number: 427050603
Description: xvii, 231 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : anarchy and order --
The girl from Scranton --
The master builder --
The battle of Washington Square Park --
Urban renewal in Greenwich village --
The lower Manhattan expressway --
Epilogue : separate ways.
Responsibility: Anthony Flint.

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Documents the 1968 clash between activist writer Jane Jacobs and urban-planning giant Robert Moses over a planned expressway in New York City, exploring how Jacobs' eventual victory reshaped the ways in which people respond to urban renewal projects.

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