Sanders’ Housing Plan Challenges Progressives

Posted September 24, 2019 by

Sanders’ Attacks Exclusionary Single-Family Zoning Bernie Sanders’ new housing plan has been described as providing “The New Benchmark for Progressives on Housing.” It is a bold call for national rent control and just cause eviction laws, over a trillion dollars
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San Francisco Green Film Festival Reviews

Posted September 24, 2019 by

“Push,” “The River And The Wall” and “16 Sunrises” “Squat!  Squat! F**k the rich greedhead a**holes!” is definitely not a normal audience member reaction at the San Francisco Green Film Festival (hereafter SFGFF).  However, the 9th SFGFF’s Opening Night Film
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Why CA Tenants Won Big in 2019

Posted September 17, 2019 by

Five Factors Brought Victory After years of real estate interests stopping pro-tenant legislation, California’s Legislature enacted AB 1482, a statewide rent cap and just cause eviction law. How did tenants finally prevail? Five main reasons. Production Groups Backed Protections The
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The Spectacular Benefits of Tactical Urbanism

Posted September 17, 2019 by

(This piece first appeared in Streetsblog USA) A new study published by the National Academies of Science underscores the incredible power of low-cost, quick-build transit projects — what boosters call “tactical urbanism.” A review of 20 bus- and streetcar-related “tactical
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“Ms. Purple”–Review

Posted September 17, 2019 by

With “Ms. Purple,” Justin Chon’s follow-up to his acclaimed “Gook,” classical music gets turned into the inner voice of its central character Kasie.  That viola-heavy music mourns lost dreams and opportunities yet cannot envision the possibility of personal change. As
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