Battle for the Village and Beyond – The Legacy of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses

Jane Jacobs called it a ballet, a soaring, stimulating, and safe place where neighborhoods had density and buildings had character. By the 1960’s, urban planning had changed. Led by Robert Moses, the ballet would come to a grinding halt, with the superblock, the highrise and the highway. The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods. Disinvestment in the mass transit system led to chaos. These two disparate visions of urban planning still live with us every day. But how did this come to pass and what does it mean for us today?

Author, public policy professor, political advisor, and real estate expert Jason Haber has been speaking about the ripple effects of the battle between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses for the past decade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication and a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

This event is not accessible, there are three external steps down and one flight of stairs up to the lecture hall.

Monday, February 25, 2019
6:30 pm

Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street