Citizen Jane

In my opinion, the battle of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses showcases how addressing a problem without ever establishing a relationship with those affected will often not work. From the film, I got the impression that Moses started out with good intentions but because of how he went about studying and experiencing the city he became the villain. Experiencing the city from airplane couldn’t tell them what made the city work. One of my biggest takes from the film is that developers often made the mistake of creating what the thought a city should be as opposed to adding to what that city or neighborhood already is. It’s interesting to see an everyday person picking up what hundreds of trained professionals couldn’t, it all came down to the people. A city that does not cater to the people does not work.

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