ExpiredMovie Night: Citizen Jane – Battle for the City

  • 18/04/2018
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AITPM Qld and Austraffic are proud to present a screening of the film Citizen Jane – Battle for the City.

An award winning documentary about Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her influence on urban studies, sociology, and economics. Her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) is considered  a must read for urban and transport planners. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.

This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.



Elizabeth Picture Theatre. The brand-new Elizabeth Picture Theatre is located in the Heritage-listed Tara House, best known as the Old Irish Club in Elizabeth Street. Originally built in 1879, the building was one of the very first to be erected in what is now known as the CBD. Extensions were built in 1920 by the Irish Association, and after taking over the location two years ago, plans were drawn up for the new complex, liaising with the Heritage Department throughout the project. The ballroom ceiling from the old ballroom has been kept intact and is the showcase piece for the Tara Room.


  • AITPM Members – Free including a choice of a) soft drink & choctop or popcorn OR b) beer or wine (no snacks)
  • Non-members – cost $10 ticket only or $20 with a choice of a) soft drink & choctop or popcorn OR b) beer or wine (no snacks)

Because tickets are limited please cancel your registration by logging into your website profile or emailing web@aitpm.com.au if at any point you are no longer able to attend.



175 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000

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