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Available Mar, 07 2017
How to Kill a City
Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood

Summary

In cities all across the country, neighborhoods are changing so quickly that nearly everyone is at risk of getting priced out. The term “gentrification” has become a buzzword, but we’ve failed to realize that 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.

In How to Kill a City, Peter Moskowitz takes readers 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.

A lively, hard-hitting expose in the tradition of City of Quartz and Once in a Great City, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities—and how we can fight back.

about Peter Moskowitz

  • 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. He currently lives in New York City.

reviews

“Moskowitz…pulls no punches in his depiction of gentrification… [He is a] harsh critic of the forces changing urban life [that] paints a vivid and grim picture of the future of American cities.” —Kirkus Reviews

other editions

  • eBook | ISBN 9781568585246
    Pub date: 2017-03-07 | Price: $26.99/34.99 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    6.125 x 9.250 | 272 Pages
    Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
    Political Science / Public Policy / Regional Planning
    Social Science / Sociology / Urban
  • Hardcover | ISBN 9781568585239
    Pub date: 2017-03-07 | Price: $26.99/34.99 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    6.200 x 9.500 | 272 Pages
    Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
    Political Science / Public Policy / Regional Planning
    Social Science / Sociology / Urban