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

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

by P. E. Moskowitz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568585239
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 319,987
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Peter Moskowitz is a freelance journalist who has covered a wide variety of issues, from environmental disasters to the vestiges of racist urban planning. A former staff writer at Al Jazeera America, he has written for the Guardian, the New York Times, The New Republic, Wired, Slate, BuzzFeed, and many others. He is a graduate of Hampshire College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Hew Orleans 13

Chapter 1 Hanging On 15

Chapter 2 How Gentrification Works 31

Chapter 3 Destroy to Rebuild 45

Part 2 Detroit 71

Chapter 4 The New Detroit 73

Chapter 5 The 7.2 91

Chapter 6 How the Slate Got Blank 105

Part 3 San Francisco 123

Chapter 7 The Gentrified City 125

Chapter 8 Growth Machine 137

Chapter 9 The New Geography of Inequality 147

Part 4 New York 161

Chapter 10 An Elegy 163

Chapter 11 New York Is Not Meant for People 181

Chapter 12 Fight Back 197

Conclusion Toward an Un-Gentrified Future 209

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 221

Index 249

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