13:20 Wed. November 28, 2018 / HC105 Auditorium
When urban renewal became synonymous with the destruction of historic neighborhoods, writer and urban planning advocate Jane Jacobs battled some of New York’s most powerful people to save communities like Greenwich Village and Little Italy. She later fought a similar fight in Toronto.
The documentation recorded the life, thinking, and actions of Jane Jacobs in which battles and dialogs between radically different ideologies of urban planning and local development. Jacob’s publication The Death and Life of Great American Cities enlightened our understanding of urban space. Especially the observation of urban spaces from the citizen’s perspective, rather than planner’s, intrigued what we do today in Taiwan.
We will watch the film and discuss in the class. Everyone interested in this topic is welcomed.