Description - City for Sale by Chester Hartman
San Francisco is perhaps the most exhilarating of all American cities - its beauty, cultural and political avant-gardism and history are legendary, while its idiosyncrasies make front-page news. In this revised edition of his study of San Francisco's economic and political development since the mid-1950s, Chester Hartman gives a detailed account of how the city has been transformed by the expansion - outward and upward - of its downtown. His story is fuelled by a wide range of players and an array of events, from police storming the International Hotel to citizens forcing the midair termination of a freeway. Throughout, Hartman raises a troubling question: can San Francisco's unique qualities survive the changes that have altered the city's skyline, neighbourhoods and economy??;pHartman was directly involved in many of the events he chronicles and thus had access to sources that might otherwise have been unavailable.
A former activist with the National Housing Law Project, San Franciscans for Affordable Housing and other neighborhood organizations, he explains how corporate San Francisco obtained the necessary cooperation of city and federal governments in undertaking massive redevel
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Author Biography - Chester Hartman
Chester Hartman is President and Executive Director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council in Washington, D.C. He is author of Between Eminence and Notoriety: Four Decades of Radical Urban Planning (2001), and editor of Challenges to Equality: Poverty and Race in America (2001) and Housing Issues of the 1990s (1989).