Redevelopment in San Francisco — a Tangled Tale

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Rachel Brahinsky. Courtesy Rachel Brahinsky.

Rachel Brahinsky, of the University of San Francisco, details the fraught history of redevelopment in San Francisco and how the program’s legacy of displacing low-income communities of color has haunted contemporary redevelopment efforts, where idealism and economics can clash.

“One of the many things that comes out of urban renewal is the preservation movement.” — Rachel Brahinsky, Program Director, Urban and Public Affairs, University of San Francisco

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