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Department
History
Course
HIST 1030
Professor
James Williams
Semester
Fall

Description
High Modernist Planning ­ usage of modern technology/engineering to build best possible city o only uses “scientific knowledge” o keeps politics out o single, large solution that requires public funds (expressway) ­ Minimizes “the local”/communities in favor for the general city ­ Cities are economic entities: old must give way to the new for the sake of  efficiency ­ Prefers cars over other means of transportation Robert Moses used “High Modernist Planning” ­ Master planner of New York City ­ In post war era, he built expressways right through exisiting neighborhoods Jane Jacobs opposed Robert Moses ­ Didn’t want expressways to be built through neighborhoods ­ ‘Cities are for people, not for cars’ ­ Her version of City Planning: “Life attracts life”: o District must serve more than one primary function o Most blocks must be short o District must mingle buildings that vary in age and condition o Must be a 
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