HOW TO KILL A CITY BY PETER MOSKOWITZ

Join us at Longfellow Books Wednesday evening, June 28th, with our guest Peter Moskowitz, author of 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.

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
LONGFELLOW BOOKS
1 MONUMENT WAY
PORTLAND, ME 04101
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781568585239
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bold Type Books - March 7th, 2017