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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

2017 | 1h 32m | Documentary

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In 1960 Jane Jacobs's book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners' and architects' reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop "master builder" Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzyin...

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Director

Matt Tyrnauer

Stars

Thomas Campanella Mindy Fullilove Alexander Garvin

UK release date

05 May 2017
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