Citizen Jane: Battle For The City PG


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This film was last shown on 5 June 2017

An undeniable champion of the communities and the life within cities worldwide, Jane Jacobs made shockwaves in 1960 when she released The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and redefined the way we think about city planning. This eye-opening documentary explores her battle for the city of New York and the preservation of historic neighbourhoods and communities. Her opponent? The ruthless Robert Moses – New York’s ‘master builder’, determined to roll out new expressways that would wipe out the heritage and culture of communities.  

This special one-off screening will be accompanied by a panel discussion and Q&A with Sheffield based activists, journalists and city planners:

Panel Chair: Kate Linderholm, BBC Sheffield


Simon Ogden, Head of City Regeneration at Sheffield City Council

John Stonard, Design and Conservation at Sheffield City Council

Morag Rose, Living Streets award winner, activist ‘loitering with intent’, PHD researcher on psycho-geography.



Matt Tyrnauer
92 mins
Alexander Garvin, Mindy Fullilove, Thomas Campanella


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