An interview with writer Rebecca Solnit, about San Francisco’s ongoing upheaval during the tech boom. Topics covered include tech commuter shuttles (aka Google Buses), Silicon Valley, San Francisco’s history as a place where culture flourishes, and how the city is becoming an expensive bedroom community for tech workers who commute to jobs in Silicon Valley.
The Boom Interview: My imperiled city
Rebecca Solnit is a San Francisco–based writer and author of fifteen books, including Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas and The Faraway Nearby. As a journalist and activist, she has worked on climate change, Native American land rights, human rights, and antiwar efforts.
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Rebecca Solnit; The Boom Interview: My imperiled city. Boom 1 June 2014; 4 (2): 7–19. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.7
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