Thurs., Nov. 17
The Legacy of Jane Jacobs
We wrap up WGBH's "Where We Live" series, with a look at urban planning wonder woman Jane Jacobs. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which revolutionized the way everyone- from city planners to citizens- thinks about what makes a city work, and what makes a city fail.
Jacobs has made her mark everywhere, including Boston. She inspired activists to fight off big developers. We can credit her with the inspired city planning we see all around us, from Quincy Market to the Hubway. We'll look at how her legacy continues to define Boston.
We'll be joined by Anthony Flint, a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, and the author of Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City. If you'd like to learn more about Jane Jacobs, in addition to Flint's book we suggest Genius of Common Sense, by Glenna Lang and Marjory Wunsch.