In the film Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, Robert Moses one of the planners who wanted to improved New York City with more modern idea, but his idea was ruined by Jane Jacobs. One location that caught my interest was I believe the Pruitt-IGOE public housing development in St. Louis in 1954 they wanted to change the housing for improvement the poor to live in better homes. Sadly, nine year later it became big fail where it became where gang and drug were everywhere around that neighborhood. The image of the planner has come up with and have fail so that just destroy it and eliminated the area. In the film My Brooklyn, one location that caught my interest was the Fulton street mall which wanted people to move out or going out of business due to lose their customer over other large business. In the film Human Scale, the New York in 2007 wanted to build a big highway because of Robert Moses. Not sure its location where it would be but if that happen it would of change the way we live with just car all around and business dying. I don’t really have a specific public space, but it doesn’t really matter where I like to rest a few minutes and enjoy the environment. In New York City there are many public spaces which give me a place to relax and enjoy my surrounding. But I think some public space can remove road spot for car to go and make it hard to move around.
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