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Women Who Lead: Citizen Activism and Urban Planning

  • Owen Brown Interfaith Center 7246 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD, 21045 United States (map)

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council and Columbia Association invite you to a screening of a particularly prescient woman who started a revolution in urban planning.

In 1960, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities explored the consequences of modern reconfiguration of cities, sending shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds. Jacobs activism involved many fights in mid-century New York to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.

“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. This film sets out to examine New York City of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions to educate decision makers and make change for livable streets in their communities.

This is the first on a series of events being planned on the topic of “Women Who Lead”. 

This event is free and open to the public.