Does New York Need A New Robert Moses?

Can New York City could learn from Robert Moses' methods, or are the broker's worst tactics may already be at work?
August 19, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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In the decades since Moses' day, planning in New York City shifted to a community review process, to give neighborhoods more of a say in their own future. This has also meant that far fewer huge public works get built. But as plans develop for massive public building projects in lower Manhattan, for the 2012 Olympic bid, and on the island's far West Side, some say that New York City could learn from Moses' methods... In The Power Broker, Caro writes that Moses was 'America's greatest builder. He was the shaper of the greatest city in the New World.' "

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Published on Monday, August 18, 2003 in The Gotham Gazette
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