Jane Jacobs and Parks
Flint discusses the battle over Washington Square Park in New York, which is a central conflict in his book about Jacobs.
In the ASLA interview, Flint says, "I've suggested some of the ways Jane Jacobs had a big impact on landscape architecture, public spaces, and park-making. It starts with the concept that parks are for people. But in some ways it's been a tricky exercise. Jacobs didn't believe in big plans, and valued the way that Washington Square Park brought people together on a more informal basis. For Jacobs, it was a perfect example of an unplanned and organic space."