Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area may pride themselves for being part of one the most diverse cities in the nation. But both data and anecdotal evidence indicate that the area’s extraordinary economic growth in recent years has led to growing inequality and racial segregation. With rents and home prices soaring, low-income and minority populations are being pushed out from job-rich urban centers.
What is the social, economic and environmental impact of low-wage earners living further and further outside the cities where they work? Can housing policies reverse these trends? And what does this mean for a region that prides itself on its identity as a bastion of progressive politics?
To hear a discussion about these issues and more, tune in tonight at 7pm to City Visions on KALW, local public radio. Guests include:
- Miriam Chion, lecturer at U.C. Berkeley in the Department of City and Regional Planning.
- Chris Schildt, Senior Associate at PolicyLink.
- Tony Roshan Samara, Program Director of Land Use and Housing at Urban Habitat.
Tune in or stream it live on KALW 91.7 FM. And please call, email or tweet us with your questions.