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  • How to Kill a City

  • Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
  • By: Peter Moskowitz
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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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. How to Kill a City takes listeners 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.

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  • Snobby Socialist New Yorker Gets Hyperbolic

  • By Marie on 04-12-18

Compelling! Need to read

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Reviewed: 03-06-19

This book is an important contribution to the conversation around how we shape our communities—not only our cities. It challenges the reader to consider hard realities that our systems are built upon and provides some strategies for moving forward together.