Topic archives: Robert Moses

The death and life of great American cities

The death and life of great American cities

February 2, 2012 5

I started re-reading the late Jane Jacobs’ famous book, The death and life of great American cities, last night. It’s decades since I read it and to be honest I’m not sure if I ever read all of it. I suspect that’s true of many people – maybe it’s one of those books Italo Calvino […]

Is being “visionary” sufficient to justify new infrastructure?

August 11, 2010 2

Infrastructure projects should never be justified by terms like visionary and nation building unless they are rigorously defined