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How to kill a city : gentrification, inequality, and the fight for the neighborhood / Peter Moskowitz.

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Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 307.3 MOSK (Text) 38650833356965 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781568585239 (hbk)
  • ISBN: 1568585233 (hbk)
  • Physical Description: vii, 258 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Nation Books, c2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-245) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Hanging on -- How gentrification works -- Destroy to rebuild -- The new Detroit -- The 7.2 -- How the slate got blank -- The gentrified city -- Growth machine -- The new geography of inequality -- An elegy -- New York is not meant for people -- Fight back -- Conclusion: Toward an un-gentrified future.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Gentrification > United States.
Equality > United States
Urban poor > United States
Middle class > United States

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