From the Vancouver International Film Festival:

 
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In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s 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 many 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.

Panel discussion to follow our Tuesday, April 25th, screening. Panelists include: former Vancouver city planner Brent Toderian, designer Yuri Artibise and architect Elizabeth Mackenzie.

FRI APR 21 – 5:40PM • MON APR 24 – 8:30PM • TUE APR 25 – 7:00PM
WED APR 26 – 6:30PM • THU APR 27 – 6:30PM • SAT APR 29 – 5:30PM
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