In 1960 Jane Jacobs’ book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in fights in mid-century New York to stop ‘master builder’ Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’ prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.
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The film starts at 6.30pm. You’re welcome to arrive at any time.
We supply some cushions, if you want to bring your own you are most welcome to.
No need to print your ticket.
Food and drink is available for purchase at The Paddo.
Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian. The film screening area is separate from the bar area.
Transition Town Vincent film nights are run by volunteers. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated to help cover the costs of screening rights.
With thanks to The Paddington Ale House for providing the venue.
For more information about Transition Town Vincent visit ttv.org.au