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Architecture + the City festival: Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America
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Architecture + the City festival: Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America

9/16/2019
When: Monday, September 16, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Mechanics’ Institute
57 Post Street
San Francisco, California 
United States

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Randy Shaw's new book Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality.  

 
Shaw exposes how boomer homeowners restrict millennials’ access to housing in big cities, a generational divide that increasingly dominates city politics. Shaw also demonstrates that neighborhood gentrification is not inevitable and presents proven measures for cities to preserve and expand their working- and middle-class populations and achieve more equitable and inclusive outcomes. This conversation with a local architect with cover both local and national issues. Shaw brings his expertise working in the Tenderloin, one the city's most ethnically diverse and under-served populations.  Book will be available for purchase at event.

 

Randy Shaw is Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of housing for homeless single adults. His previous books include: The Activist’s Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century; Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century; and The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime, and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco.