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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

Learning from Moses

The Death and Strife of a Great Canadian City.


The more things change the more they stay the same. – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849 Robert Moses is a controversial figure in urban planning history, whose influential reach exploded far beyond the native soils of his New York City boundaries. Known as NYC’s “Master Builder”—and more recently the focus of 99% Invisible’s The Power Broker series—his projects span the 1920s to the 1970s and radically reshaped the urban fabric at all levels. From the construction of highways... Read more

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