Citizen Jane: Battle For The City | Freep Film Fest

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In 1960, Jane Jacobs’ book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist involved in many fights in mid-century New York to stop so-called master builder Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. Citizen Jane retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. The film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions – a voice who remains influential to this day, including in Detroit, where her strategies have been mined in recent years for some of the city's highest-profile redevelopment projects. Michigan premiere.

After the film: Detroit Free Press business columnist John Gallagher leads a discussion with Maggie DeSantis, initiative manager with "Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit." Raul Echevarria, land use and economic development director for Urban Neighborhood Initiatives and Mark Nickita, president and co-founder of Archive D.S.

Screening at the Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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