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City for sale : the transformation of San Francisco

Author: Chester W Hartman; Sarah Carnochan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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"San Francisco is perhaps the most exhilarating of all American cities - its beauty, cultural and political avant-gardism, and history are legendary, while its idiosyncrasies make front-page news. In this revised and updated edition of his highly regarded study of San Francisco's economic and political development since the mid-1950s, Chester Hartman gives a detailed account of how the city has been transformed by  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chester W Hartman; Sarah Carnochan
ISBN: 0520086058 9780520086050
OCLC Number: 48579085
Notes: Revised edition of: The transformation of San Francisco / Chester Hartman. 1984.
Description: xiii, 488 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Larger Forces --
Superagency and the Redevelopment Booster Club --
The Assault on South of Market --
The Neighborhood Fights Back --
Into the Courts --
The Redevelopment Agency Flounders --
Resolving the Convention Center Deadlock --
South of Market Conquered --
Moscone Center Doings --
Yerba Buena Gardens, Todco's Housing, and the South of Market Neighborhood --
City Hall --
High-Rises and the Antihigh-Rise Movement --
The Housing Crisis and the Housing Movement --
The Lessons of San Francisco.
Responsibility: Chester Hartman, with Sarah Carnochan.
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"San Francisco is perhaps the most exhilarating of all American cities - its beauty, cultural and political avant-gardism, and history are legendary, while its idiosyncrasies make front-page news. In this revised and updated edition of his highly regarded study of San Francisco's economic and political development since the mid-1950s, Chester Hartman gives a detailed account of how the city has been transformed by the expansion - outward and upward - of its downtown. His story is fueled by a wide range of players and an astonishing array of events, from police storming the International Hotel to citizens forcing the midair termination of a freeway. Throughout, Hartman raises a troubling question: can San Francisco's unique qualities survive the changes that have altered the city's skyline, neighborhoods, and economy?"--Jacket.

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