Redevelopment http://kalw.org en Playwright captures Berkeley’s diverse character in the midst of its changing landscape http://kalw.org/post/playwright-captures-berkeley-s-diverse-character-midst-its-changing-landscape <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new play in in Berkeley is trying to capture and preserve the diverse character of the city through the stories of its people. Playwright Dan Wolf interviewed hundreds of people from all around Berkeley and asked them these three questions: when did you come to Berkeley, why do you stay in Berkeley and what’s magical about Berkeley?</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:44:00 +0000 Hana Baba 45025 at http://kalw.org Playwright captures Berkeley’s diverse character in the midst of its changing landscape The San Francisco Shipyard: Creating a new town in the city http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-shipyard-creating-new-town-city <p></p><p>San Francisco is booming as construction cranes transform the city skyline. One of the most significant changes is happening at the Hunters Point Shipyard.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">It's a project so big, it seems like a whole new town is being built within the city. Residences, shops, parks, and high-rises are being built and will replace the naval shipyard&nbsp;– once a major source of employment, but dormant for years.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:10:12 +0000 Daphne Matziaraki 44855 at http://kalw.org The San Francisco Shipyard: Creating a new town in the city San Francisco's Hunters Point: An in-depth series from KALW News http://kalw.org/post/san-franciscos-hunters-point-depth-series-kalw-news <p>San Francisco's Hunters Point Shipyard has played many roles. In the 1940s, it became a magnet for African Americans migrating from the South seeking jobs in the Navy's shipbuilding and maintenance industry. In the 1970s, when the military started to leave, it became an empty shell – a massive, polluted space eventually designated a Superfund site. Now, it's being redeveloped with the promise of new housing, jobs and open space. But in today's San Francisco, who is it for?<br /> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:41:49 +0000 Matt Martin 44870 at http://kalw.org San Francisco's Hunters Point: An in-depth series from KALW News YBCA's Deborah Cullinan http://kalw.org/post/ybcas-deborah-cullinan <p>Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) was founded in 1993, out of an expressed need for an accessible, high-profile San Francisco venue devoted to contemporary visual art, performance, and film/video representing diverse cultural and artistic perspectives.</p><p>YBCA, seen by many in the Bay Area as a catalyst for local and regional artistic activity and as a leader in arts ecology and in the community, is making a push to get more art on the street and to support artists in different&nbsp;ways.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 05:29:34 +0000 City Visions 43760 at http://kalw.org YBCA's Deborah Cullinan How will redevelopment cuts affect Oakland? http://kalw.org/post/how-will-redevelopment-cuts-affect-oakland <p>Yesterday, the lights went out for redevelopment agencies all over the state.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:34:09 +0000 Ben Trefny 5281 at http://kalw.org How will redevelopment cuts affect Oakland?