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.