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While the world went about its ordinary business, a little-known titanic intellectual and political battle took place in NYC in the 1950s, a battle that would decide how most of us would live. It was between Robert Moses -- the city's "master planner," who envisioned bulldozing NYC's old neighborhood's and erecting in their place miles and miles of skyskraper public housing -- and on the other hand a minor journalist, Jane Jacobs, who had made some keen, and soon to be ground breaking Hayekian observations on spontaneous order in city development, observations that shook urban planning to the core and affected city design all over the world. This delightful documentary, "Citizen Jane," is a tribute to Jacobs and her "battle for the city." Trailer and Review Here.