How to Kill a City by Peter Moskowitz audiobook

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood

By Peter Moskowitz
Read by Kevin T. Collins

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9.38 Hours 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. Peter Moskowitz's 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. 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 exposé, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities—and how we can get it back.

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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.

Peter Moskowitz's 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. 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 exposé, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities—and how we can get it back.

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[An] exacting look at gentrification . . . How to Kill a City elucidates the complex interplay between the forces we control and those that control us. New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Peter Moskowitz

Author Bio: Peter Moskowitz

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English