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Tagged with: displacement

Major housing policy changes happening—but will they work?

Upzoning, a budget deal, competing visions of affordable housing—and a bit of reality about the current market.

Academia, displacement, and the dorm-industrial complex

From Columbia's Manhattanville to UC Berkeley in People's Park, luxury student housing can lead to gentrification

Screen Grabs: Workin’ for a livin’ (and documentin’ it, too)

From aspirational cowhands and Mexican dancehall girls to Chernobyl workers and Syrian artists, these docs get their hands dirty.

The state’s housing goals would require massive demolition and evictions in SF

Data shows that RHNA rules are just impossible without complete urban transformation. What was Wiener thinking?

Supply sophistry: How academics miss the point on the cost of urban housing

There is still no good evidence that upzoning leads to more affordability—in New York or in San Francisco.

At American Steel, a trailblazing artist community is displaced for redevelopment

Tight-knit Burning Man clan reckons with moving—but may have itself paved the way for West Oakland industrial hub's gentrification

Haney’s victory does not mean progressive candidates have to move to the right

The entire local media narrative is wrong, again. The real issue is why none of the local reporters every question the fantasy of the Yimby narrative.

Haney attacks Campos for supporting a measure that Haney also supported

Mailers complain that Campos wanted a pause on the luxury housing causing displacement in the Mission. So did Haney.

Meet Jetpack Jones and his loud-smoking Baylien antihero Hyphy Murph

The underground comic series satirizes and celebrates mid-'00s culture—through the eyes of a blazing extraterrestrial.

As Omicron surged, local arts venues were left to fend for themselves

Why did organizations have to make their own decision to close or stay open, with no specific guidance from the city?