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Title:
Wrestling with Moses : how Jane Jacobs took on New York's master builder and transformed the American city
Author:
Flint, Anthony, 1962-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xvii, 231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Summary:
Documents the 1968 clash between activist writer Jane Jacobs and urban-planning giant Robert Moses over a planned expressway in New York City, exploring how Jacobs' eventual victory reshaped the ways in which people respond to urban renewal projects.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : anarchy and order -- The girl from Scranton -- The master builder -- The battle of Washington Square Park -- Urban renewal in Greenwich village -- The lower Manhattan expressway -- Epilogue : separate ways.
ISBN:
9781400066742
Format :
Book