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Tagged with: gentrification

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

Will the city’s Climate Plan ever happen? Plus: Election Day, tech-worker dorms …

... and shelter politics, the cost of cops, and an embarrassing NYT story. That's The Agenda for June 6-13.

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?

Passion for degraded materials: a conversational bibliography of Dodie Bellamy

From 'Feminine Hijinx' to 'Bee Reaved,' the quintessential SF writer talks art, life, 'Frozen,' E.T., and grief through her published works.

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

Screen Grabs: Fests fete films from Greece, UK, Berlin & Beyond (and here at home)

Wayne Wang gets a retrospective, the SF Urban Film Fest comes panel-rich, and Dennis Hopper's critical comeback is restored.

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.

Flush with significance: Why reopening a BART bathroom is a very big deal

Surveillance state overreach, homophobia, anti-homeless hysteria—sometimes a toilet isn't just a toilet.