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Jane Jacobs video

posted by Jason Kottke   May 01, 2009

The CBC has a clip of Jane Jacobs talking about Toronto and Montreal from 1969. In it, she makes the distinction between the two urban organizational forces at work in Toronto, a sort of “civil schizophrenia”: the vernacular spirit (“full of fun”) and the official spirit (“stamp out fun”). I also found a video on YouTube about Robert Moses and his difficulties with Ms. Jacobs which concludes with a cheeky update of Arnold Newman’s iconic photo of Moses.

Jane Jacobs Robert Moses

How do you build (or grow) a

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 27, 2006

How do you build (or grow) a great city? Kenneth Kidd ponders the future of Toronto.