Philadelphia is renowned as a city of diverse neighborhoods. Championing urban diversity was a cornerstone of Jane Jacobs’ landmark 1961 book, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” It was a book that challenged urban planning norms of the time.
The time and her story are depicted in the IFC documentary, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. The film’s director, Matt Tyrnauer, joined NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller to discuss Jacobs’ impact.
Listen to their conversation below.