How to Kill a City
How to Kill a City
Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood



The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance.

Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, Moskowitz uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America’s crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing.

A vigorous, hard-hitting expose, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities-and how we can get it back.

Title How to Kill a City
Subtitle Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
Publisher Bold Type Books
Title First Published 15 September 2018
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1568589034
ISBN-13 9781568589039
Publication Date 15 September 2018
Weight 16 oz.
 


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