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Generation priced out : who gets to live in the new urban America

by Shaw, Randy, 1956-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 307.76 Sha
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  307.76 Sha
 
 
Summary
Generation Priced Out is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Randy Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality.

Shaw exposes how boomer homeowners restrict millennials' access to housing in big cities, a generational divide that increasingly dominates city politics. Shaw also demonstrates that neighborhood gentrification is not inevitable and presents proven measures for cities to preserve and expand their working- and middle-class populations and achieve more equitable and inclusive outcomes. Generation Priced Out is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of urban America.

Contents
Battling displacement in the new San Francisco
A Hollywood ending for Los Angeles housing woes?
Keeping Austin diverse
Can Seattle and Denver build their way to affordability?
Will San Francisco open its golden gates to the working and middle class?
Millennials battle boomers over housing
Get off my lawn! How neighborhood groups stop housing
New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco's mission district: the fight to preserve racial diversity
Conclusion: ten steps to preserve the urban working and middle class.

Additional Information
Subjects Housing -- United States.
Middle class -- United States -- Economic conditions.
Generation Y -- United States -- Economic conditions.
Publisher Oakland, California :2018
Language English
Description x, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780520299122
0520299124
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