Citizen Jane: Battle For The City (2016)

  • Documentary, Biography, History
  • 1h 33m
  • 2016

Fifty years ago, our cities were being ravaged and destroyed. Jane Jacobs blew the whistle. Now, history is repeating itself—on an epic scale. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) had no formal training as an urban planner and not even a college degree, and yet, with her 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, the woman often called a “genius of common sense” changed cities and the way we think about them forever, persuading generations of people to take a second look at their urban surroundings and to take action against previously unquestioned authority.


Matt Tyrnauer