Redevelopment in San Francisco — a Tangled Tale


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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