NSW | YPN Cinema Event – Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Join us at the Palace Central Park Cinema for an exclusive private screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.
"New York’s dissident urban theorist Jane Jacobs is the subject of this bracing, invigorating documentary. Yet it has no very reassuring message for the future, or for what can be done to keep her message alive. After the war, New York City’s urban planning became the province of just one man, Robert Moses, a conceited wheeler-dealer who secured federal funds for his grand designs and became more important than any elected official. He was what this film calls a “super block modernist”, dropping his great rectilinear urban-renewal designs from above like some fusion of Le Corbusier and Bomber Harris. Moses wiped away slum tenements wholesale and replaced them with grim, soulless and cheaply made projects which became the nurseries of crime. He was also an enthusiast for vast motorways – “parkways” – which would service the all-important automobile industry at the cost of displacing communities and knocking down important buildings.
"Against him was journalist and activist Jacobs, who believed that cities had to evolve from the bottom up, their forms being the organic result of hive-mind cooperation …”
The Guardian, “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City review – New York’s urban planning war retold”, 5th May 2017
This is a great opportunity to hear about an often overlooked aspect of planning our public spaces and infrastructure. There will also be networking time after the film.
- Tickets: AITPM Members $20 (log-in for member pricing), Non-Members $25
- Choc top, popcorn and soft drink included!
- Places are limited so register early
- Registrations close: 5pm Monday 18th March 2018 – unless sold out earlier!
If you experience any issues with registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org