History Heritage Housing Forum and Movie
73 Pitt Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016, Australia
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Join the Historic Houses Association and the panel of experts. They’ll present a range of perspectives and disentangle the web of issues relating to heritage, development, conservation, sustainability and livability: Dr Lisa Murray, city historian, City of Sydney Shaun Carter, founder and principal architect, Carter Williamson Architects Melissa Jackson, Indigenous services librarian, State Library Of NSW The forum will be followed by a screening of Citizen Jane, Battle for the City (2016). Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape the understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs. The visionary activist and writer fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs’ 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighbourhood. Refreshments provided.