Between the Covers on 06/24/10
Host Bruce Silverman speaks with Roberta Gratz, author of "The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs." Urban critic and journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz argues that New York City regenerated itself because of the waning power of Robert Moses. His decline in the late 1960s and the drying up of big government funding for urban renewal projects allowed New York to organically regenerate according to the precepts defined by Jane Jacobs in her classic, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and in contradiction to Moses's urban philosophy.
Join Nation Books author of The Battle for Gotham, Roberta Brandes Gratz, for a book reading and discussion about the legacy of Jane Jacobs at St. John's Bookstore at 8622 North Lombard Street, Portland, on June 24 at 7 p.m.