Review Michèle Champagne
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
A brief review of Jane Jacobs' legendary book
Jane Jacobs takes a brash and insightful view of American cities and 20th century modernist urban planning.
Robert Moses was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and is one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban planning in the United States.