Richard Florida
by Richard Florida
Wed Jul 29th 2009 at 9:49am UTC

Quote of the Day

“Make no mistake, Jacobs is the hero of this yarn. But in the epilogue, Flint addresses our ever-changing urban dynamics, where Jacobs’ quest for “thoughtful citizen involvement” has morphed into “all-powerful neighborhood residents, who seek conditions to stay exactly as they are and reward politicians who agree with them.”

From John King’s review of Anthony Flint’s, Wrestling With Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City.” (via Planetizen)

One Response to “Quote of the Day”

  1. Ben Says:

    I’ve always thought it was interested that Jacobs was no more than a footnote in Robert Caro’s seminal biography of Moses. Does this book shed any light on this?