“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Friday, May 5th, 7:00pm
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Avenue
This May marks the 101st birthday of Jane Jacobs, beloved rabblerouser, bestselling author, community organizer, makeshift urban planner and highway fighter who saved her New York City neighborhood from the bulldozers of Robert Moses' Urban Renewal schemes. Her book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" offered biting critique on midcentury urban planning by writing on the importance on building walkable, affordable, dense, vibrant communities that she witnessed in her own neighborhood in Manhattan's Washington Park.
Oregon Walks invites you to celebrate Jane Jacobs' 101st birthday at our Annual Membership Meeting, which coincides with a screening of "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City," a new documentary coming out telling the story of her life, her advocacy, and her legacy.