What Has Oakland Taught Us?: A History of Disruptive Development and New Visions for Urban PlanningSaturday, May 7 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- In-Person Only
Berkeley City College - Auditorium
- Current Affairs
Displacement, gentrification, the soaring cost of living, reckless development: in the past several years, these issues have ravaged cities across America, including right here in the Bay. Frequently, misguided city planning plays a role. We need new visions of urban success, and that’s what this timely conversation will deliver. Weighing in on Oakland’s storied past and next chapter is Mitchell Schwarzer with his “eerily relevant” ( San Francisco Chronicle ) Hella Town. James Rojas and John Kamp will discuss recipes for inclusion and vitality with the visionary Dream Play Build: Hands-On Community Engagement for Enduring Spaces and Places. And MacArthur Fellow and urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter, author of Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One, will show us how to work with our neighbors and take accountability for our own communities’ health and well-being.
Book signing information: Books Inc. Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at 12:45 PM