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What are the history and effects of gentrification?



On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the changing urban landscape of San Francisco and the Bay Area. How have social movements organized in response to rising housing costs? Join us at 10am or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Is gentrification inevitable? Can a city grow without pushing out its poorer residents?  If even the middle-class is squeezed, where does that leave those most in need? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.




Karl Beitel is a writer and scholar currently living in San Francisco co-director of the Urban Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives. His new book, “Local Protest, Global Movements: Capital, Community, and State in San Francisco”, examines the history of gentrification and local opposition in San Francisco. He will be reading and discussing the book tomorrow at 7 pm, at Green Arcade (1680 Market Street). The event is free and wheelchair accessible.


Michael Yarne is a Partner in Build Inc., a San Francisco-based urban mixed-use residential developer. He is also Executive Director of UP, a “civic entrepreneurship incubator” seeks to provide alternatives to traditional redevelopment activities. He worked in the San Francisco Mayor’s office as Development Advisor and has broad experience in urban real estate as an attorney, project manager, and public policy innovator.

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