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Dam 11/09/2020 16h36
Together on Dam...

More AmsterdamPeople (album with candid and non-candid shot of people in Amsterdam)

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Newspaper Rock

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.... Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist who influenced urban studies, sociology, and economics. Her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, argued that "urban renewal & slum clearance" did not respect the needs of city-dwellers.
Jacobs organized grassroots efforts to protect neighborhoods from "urban renewal & slum clearance" in particular Robert Moses' plans to overhaul her own Greenwich Village neighborhood. She was instrumental in the eventual cancellation of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, which would have passed directly through SoHo, Manhattan and Little Italy, Manhattan. She was arrested in 1968 for inciting a crowd at a public hearing on that project. Soon after her arrest in 1968, Jacobs moved to Toronto, eventually settling at 69 Albany Avenue in the Annex neighborhood from 1971 until her death in 2006. She decided to leave the United States in part because she opposed the Vietnam War, she worried about the fate of her two draft-age sons, and she did not want to continue fighting the NYC government. She and her husband chose Toronto because it was pleasant and offered employment opportunities and they moved to an area of Toronto that included so many Americans, it was called "Little America".
Jane Jacobs quickly became a leading figure in her new city and helped stop the proposed Spadina Expressway. A frequent theme of her work was to ask whether we are building cities for people or for cars. Jacobs also had considerable influence on the regeneration of the St. Lawrence neighborhood, a housing project regarded as a major success. She became a Canadian citizen in 1974 ....

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