Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs’ 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.
The role of citizens and planners as activists is ever more relevant today and here in Baltimore. As Bikemore works to create a safer, healthier, more livable city, we know that the design of neighborhoods has a huge impact on how we’re able to get around. We'll use Jane Jacobs as a starting point for a conversation about the role of policy, activism and development on how neighborhoods change, with panelists bringing their experiences here in Baltimore and in other cities to the table.
Kristen Jeffers, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Black Urbanist
Robbyn Lewis, Delegate, 46th District, www.robbynlewis.com
Liz Cornish, Executive Director, Bikemore (moderator)
**Additional panelists to be announced.
6pm: Doors to Parkway Theater open
7pm – 8:30pm: Citizen Jane Screening
8:30pm – 9:15pm: Panel discussion
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