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Roberta Brandes Gratz

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Roberta Brandes Gratz

Roberta Brandes Gratz is an award-winning journalist and urban critic whose most recent book is The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs (Nation Books).


News and Features

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Seeking government funds for a massive $1.2 billion new complex, powerful forces blocked Charity's reopening after Hurricane Katrina.

A tribute to Jane Jacobs's extraordinary vision of urban life and her
passionate care for people and places.

From everywhere people flocked to New York City to experience the
extraordinary installation in Central Park by the environmental artists
Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude.

One of the things we do not do well in this country is learn from our mistakes. This is particularly true in the strengthening and rejuvenating of cities.

Cities that say no to new malls and superstores are enjoying regeneration.