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Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs, The Central Drama Of Urban Planning, Will Be An Opera

This one is for all you urban planning geeks and aspiring urbanists out there: two of the great names in urban planning theory could be taking to the stage together.

Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs had very different outlooks on how cities should operate. As the man behind New York City expressways, Moses envisioned a grand plan for a city built for cars. Jacobs, who coined the idea of safer, more lively urban environments through "eyes on the street," believed in a diverse, human-scale city.

Now the dialogue of those opposing views - top-down vs organic development - is being written into an opera. Seriously, it sounds interesting...

Read more at Fast Company


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