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.
The bookstore partner for this session is Books Inc.! Buy the books online on their website, at Bookshop.org, or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: Books Inc. Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at 12:45 PM