How Wealthy Neighborhoods Avoid New Housing

Posted November 30, 2021 by

Why Cities Favor Parks Over Housing “You could build housing here and a few hundred people can enjoy the view,” explained Leslie Alspach, president of the Francisco Park Conservancy. “Build a park here and millions can enjoy the view for
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Public Space, Private Initiative

Posted November 30, 2021 by

(This piece first appeared in Streetsblog USA) A quiet revolution in public space management is spreading throughout New York City — and it is not being undertaken by the city bureaucrats who are paid to oversee our streetscape, but by
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SF School Board Recall: Who Wins?

Posted November 16, 2021 by

Board Members In Deep Trouble San Francisco Mayor London Breed is supporting the recall of all three School Board candidates on the February 15, 2022 ballot. This makes it even tougher for San Francisco School Board President Gabriela Lopez, Commissioner
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At the Crossroads of Turk and Taylor

Posted November 16, 2021 by

Editors Note: Susan Stryker uncovered the lost story of the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. It’s a landmark event in the history of transgender resistance to police oppression. But the building at 111 Taylor is now owned
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“The First Wave”–Review

Posted November 16, 2021 by

Part way through the powerful documentary “The First Wave,” film subject Dr. Nathalie Douge confesses to the camera that she doesn’t feel like a hero.  Modesty does not impel the internist to make this statement.  What actually motivates her comment
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