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Robert Moses vs Jane Jacobs-Two Perceptions of New York City
Transcript of Robert Moses vs Jane Jacobs-Two Perceptions of New York City
[Moses] mission was to modernize the metropolis and keep it strong, and he dismissed as a necessary cost of progress the damage inflicted by public works on neighborhoods and people" Neighborhood Parks
Sidewalks and Safety postwar building programs:
Public Housing "Neighborhood Parks fail to substitute in any way for plentiful city diversity. Those that are successful never serve as barriers or as interruptions to the intricate functioning of the city around them. Rather, they help to knit together diverse surrounding functions by giving them a pleasant joint facility; in the process they add another appreciated element to the diversity and give something baclk to their surroundings..." "The ability of a neighborhood park to stimulate passionate attachment or, conversely, only apathy, seems to have little or nothing to do with the incomes or occupations of a population in a district" Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when they are created by everybody"
Jane Jacobs Big Projects Jane Jabobs on Neighborhood Parks