City for Sale
The Transformation of San FranciscoBook - 2002
Hartman was directly involved in many of the events he chronicles and thus had access to sources that might otherwise have been unavailable. A former activist with the National Housing Law Project, San Franciscans for Affordable Housing, and other neighborhood organizations, he explains how corporate San Francisco obtained the necessary cooperation of city and federal governments in undertaking massive redevelopment. He illustrates the rationale that produced BART, a subway system that serves upper-income suburbs but few of the city's poor neighborhoods, and cites the environmental effects of unrestrained highrise development, such as powerful wind tunnels and lack of sunshine. In describing the struggle to keep housing affordable in San Francisco and the seemingly intractable problem of homelessness, Hartman reveals the human face of the city's economic transformation.
From Library Staff
SFPL_JackT Apr 19, 2016
Learn the history and controversies surrounding San Francisco's urban renewal efforts of the late 20th century.
a detailed account of how the city has been transformed by the expansion--outward and upward--of its downtown.
a detailed account of how the city has been transformed by the expansion--outward and upward--of its downtown