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Thursday, April 9 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
TH1.30.03 Economic, Social, and Political Disruption in San Francisco

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The San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing perhaps the most extreme version of the post-recession urban boom: unemployment has declined to just above 4 percent and venture capital (on the order of $7 billion in the second quarter of 2014 alone) and foreign direct investment (estimated at over $8 billion annually) has flowed into the region. At the same time, San Francisco has the fastest growing economic inequality in the country: the city’s housing market has exploded, eviction rates across the region have increased, and vulnerable neighborhoods face unprecedented threats of gentrification. Speakers will discuss these sweeping forces reshaping economic, social, and political relations in the city and region and the new forms of organizing and resistance that have emerged in the country’s “most liberal city.” This session brings together academics with community-based thinkers who are rooted in political organizing and investigative journalism.

avatar for Rachel Brahinsky

Rachel Brahinsky

Assistant Professor, Urban Affairs, University of San Francisco
avatar for Corey Cook

Corey Cook

University of San Francisco

Tim Redmond

48 Hills

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Corey Cook

University of San Francisco

Thursday April 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Alhambra (2nd floor)