Tonight on City Visions we’ll talk about the unintended effects of urban renewal in the Bay Area. San Francisco has been undertaking a huge effort to revitalize its most blighted neighborhoods. What are the effects of gentrification on lower-income residents? Is there a way to improve the neighborhood without sacrificing the neighbor?
Peter Cohen, Co-Director of the Counsel of Community Housing Organization
Oscar Grande, Community Organizer with People Organized to Demand Environment/Economic Rights
It's been called the third rail of California politics -- fraught with even more peril than Prop 13 -- and the most controversial proposal in the contentious history of California water. We're talking, of course, about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and its proposed centerpiece: a massive conveyance system to move millions of acre feet of water annually south out of the Sacramento River and around the ecologically fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Proponents say that the project is essential for addressing risks of levee failure, reducing conflicts over fish, and ensuring reliabl
The U.N. has dubbed 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives. In the U.S., there are roughly 30,000 co-ops comprising nearly 900,000 members. Of these co-ops, somewhere between 300 and 400 are worker co-operatives—where workers own their jobs and the business, and have the power to make decisions about where, how, and with whom to do business.
Today’s worker co-op is arguably not just your hippie grocery store.