Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw latest book is Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. He is the author of four prior books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. He is also the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

Blame Cities for Inaction on Climate Change

Posted January 21, 2020 by

Don’t Blame Big Oil for Cities Refusal to Combat Climate Change At last week’s Democratic Debate, both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders highlighted the corruption of the fossil fuel industry in preventing the United States from slowing global warming. No
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The Failure of District Elections

Posted January 7, 2020 by

Neighborhood Self-Interest Overrides City, Regional Priorities “The western side of the city should not be raped — in terms — to somehow or other accommodate some sort of ideology that says those folks aren’t doing their fair share,” Former D1
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A Tenderloin Breakthrough in 2020?

Posted January 7, 2020 by

After a Tough 2019, Tenderloin Will Move Forward As I begin my 40th year working in San Francisco’s Tenderloin (the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which I co-founded, celebrates its 40th anniversary in February), I realize that projections of progress have often
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San Francisco Politics 2019: The Year in Review

Posted December 16, 2019 by

Urbanism, Breed, and Haney Local politics took a backseat in 2019, particularly after impeachment hearings began. But San Francisco still had an eventful year. Here’s my analysis of the year’s big urbanist breakthrough, and the performances by Mayor Breed and
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