"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"

"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind" : Contemporary Planning in New York City

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Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Philadelphia PA, United States
  • English
  • 1439909695
  • 9781439909690

Table of contents

1 Jacobs versus Moses: A Fight for the City's Soul
2 The "Patron Saint" and the "Git'r Done Man"
3 The Bloomberg Practice
4 Calls for a New Moses
5 Planning and the Narrative of Threat
6 The Armature for Development
7 Ideas That Converge
8 Ideas That Travel
9 Design as Civic Virtue
10 Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind

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"Larson brilliantly dissects Bloomberg's tenure as Mayor of New York (particularly the first two terms), focusing on how the administration used the prevailing legacies of Moses and Jacobs to get what they wanted done... [T]his book raises a flag as to what that legacy should be, as well as to what his successor should really focus on."--A Weekly Dose of Architecture, August 12th 2013 "The book is an excellent brief about the state of affairs of planning in New York City in the past decade... there are many interesting insights in this readable monograph. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice
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About Scott Larson

Scott Larson is an independent scholar who has taught geography and urban studies at Vassar College, Queens College, and Hunter College.
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