Jane Jacobs’ Oral History

Janes Walk

Led By Village Preservation

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urban planner, author, and activist. In her oral history, Jacobs discusses the preservation battles she participated in while living in Greenwich Village, including the fight to prevent Robert Moses from expanding a roadway through Washington Square Park, the effort in the early 1960s to challenge the City’s proposed West Village urban renewal plan, and the battle against the proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway.

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Location Information

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On Demand

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Platform: On Your Browser
Language: English