Legacy of Robert Moses: Webcast of Discussion


Robert Moses was the most prolific builder of public projects in New York City leaving behind a contested legacy

I chanced across a debate on the legacy of Robert Moses that was held at Museum of the City of New York. The webcast of the discussion includes a 20 minute presentation by the Dy. Mayor of New York, Daniel Dotoroff and it is followed by a powerful presentation by Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx. Daniel gives a brief overview of Robert Moses’ life and work and draws an analogy to the work he is involved with currently.

Robert Moses was known for a penchant to get things done. The presentation by Daniel Dotoroff gives some insights into how he went about it. I found some of these arguments in a NY Times obituary of Robert Moses, but it was interesting to hear it from a current Deputy Mayor. Majora Carter’s presentation was a sharp critique of the current administration, but most importantly of Robert Moses.

The webcast is brief, informative and fun.

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About Vivek Srinivasan

I work with the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University. Before this, I worked with the Right to Food Campaign and other rights based campaigns in India. To learn more, click here.

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