This article considers how the recent Bay Area turmoil spurred by the technology boom and its attendant housing crisis has revived age-old tensions over regionalism and ethics in urban politics. The author looks at activist tendencies evident in the rise of an “ethical city” framework, which benefits from alternative uses of technology, and which offers a counter-narrative to the ways that tech wealth is also uprooting communities.
The Death of the City?: Reports of San Francisco’s demise have been greatly exaggerated
Rachel Brahinsky directs the Graduate Program in Urban Affairs at the University of San Francisco. As a writer and geographer, her research and teaching center around race-class struggles and the spaces of cities.
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Rachel Brahinsky; The Death of the City?: Reports of San Francisco’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Boom 1 June 2014; 4 (2): 43–54. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.43
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