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#148: The Death of a Once Great City

I’ve lived in San Francisco for a long time. By no means do I identify as a San Franciscan; that titl
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#148: The Death of a Once Great City
By Mark Isero • Issue #148 • View online
I’ve lived in San Francisco for a long time. By no means do I identify as a San Franciscan; that title was my dad’s to claim. But I  know the city enough, and over the past few years, like many residents, I’ve witnessed how the city has changed. I haven’t personally felt the effects of gentrification, as my former students have. But there’s a definite void. My brain says that cities change, that this is normal, that nostalgia is living in the past. But reading today’s lead article — a critique of New York — got me thinking again about whether it’s possible for us to rebuild and reshape our communities into ones that are more inclusive.
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