The Highway Fight that Changed Cities Forever

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Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses were influential in the destiny of New York City, and battled it out directly over the Lower Manhattan Expressway. This battle would come to define the fault lines of U.S. city planning.

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This is an excellent read for more information:
Dory, J. (2018). Clash of urban philosophies: Moses versus Jacobs. Journal of Planning History, 17(1), 20-41.

Scheper, G. L. (2008). A divergence of modernities: Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses, and the re-visioning of New York City. Community college humanities review, 28, 92-106.

Flint, A. (2009). Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs took on New York’s master builder and transformed the American city. Random House.

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