The Housing Crisis and The Growth Consensus:
What's Wrong with this Picture?
The housing crisis continues to wreak havoc across the Bay Area. Political leaders and planners all agree—growth is inevitable, and to many, desirable. We bring together three sharp critics of the local political establishment and its loony-tune fantasies of endless growth and trickle-down solutions. The hidden power grab in the consolidation of regional government—and the endless manipulations by the banking sector and local zoning rules—continue to throw thousands into penury and homelessness as the inevitable foundation beneath our much publicized “prosperity.”
With Zelda Bronstein (48hills.com), Darwin Bond-Graham (East Bay Express), and Jennifer Friedenbach (Coalition on Homelessness)
photo: Fire destroyed this (now-demolished) building in January 2015; what will be built here? by Chris Carlsson
Walking Tours — Fall 2016Social, historical, and critical tours through San Francisco.
Each 3rd Saturday of the month (except December):
Saturday September 17—Beer, Dunes, and Trains: SOMA
Saturday October 15—King (Willie) Tide Tour of Mission Bay
Saturday November 19—New Deal Murals, Italian SF, and Trash
Saturday December 10—Comix, Underground Press, and Poetry: The Mission You Don't Know
“Cycles of History,” our social, historical, and critical tours through San Francisco by bicycle.
Our fabulous bicycle tours are led by Critical Mass co-founder Chris Carlsson, with help from LisaRuth Elliott.
NEXT BIKE TOUR » Saturday, November 12, 2016
Ecological History (North)
This trip through San Francisco's lost sand dunes, ponds, creeks and coastline will focus on the city from downtown north, covering the heart of the city, the waterfront and Yerba Buena cove, Telegraph Hill, Black Point, and Crissy Field in the Presidio... It's a social, historical and critical tour through the city's ecological past and present. Tour ends at Aquatic Park or Fort Mason Great Meadow.RSVP
Explore Shaping San Francisco:
Discussions and reflections on the history of Bay Area ecological activism, based on oral histories documenting the past 50 years.
Ecology Emerges is an oral history gathering project to explore the past 50 years of ecological activism in the Bay Area and the role that individual and institutional memories play in the development, policy proposals, and interrelationships that together make up the existing networks of ecological politics. We document the living ecological activist movement, in their own words, but also in a larger context of urban growth and globalization.
Shaping San Francisco, as part of our ongoing work, sits down with people who have stories to tell and conducts oral history interviews.Check them out here.