Majora Carter: Communities as Assets, Not Omelets

Robert Moses said, "You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs." So, who ordered the omelet? Big projects promise big returns, but may disproportionately benefit the well-connected. Are the economic fibers that connect communities undermined as a result? In a provocative lecture, Majora Carter, Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, will discuss the implications of the "top-down" paradigm that she argues characterizes development today. Presented in conjunction with Robert Moses and the Modern City: Remaking the Metropolis.

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