City Visions

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8:38pm

Tue May 29, 2012
City Visions: June 4, 2012

Fit to Screenprint: A Bay Area Tool for Social Change

Melanie Cervantes

From wheat paste to telephone poles, to museums … tonight we're talking about visual art that addresses social inequities—politically engaged art that challenges and visualizes truth to power. 

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11:30am

Wed May 16, 2012
City Visions: May 21, 2012

City Visions: Urban Renewal - (not) Throwing out the Neighbor with the Neighborhood

 

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? 

Guests:

Peter Cohen, Co-Director of the Counsel of Community Housing Organization 

Oscar Grande, Community Organizer with People Organized to Demand Environment/Economic Rights

1:25pm

Tue May 8, 2012
City Visions: May 14, 2012

Traveling off the Beaten Track

photo courtesy of Global Exchange

Bay Area companies and organizations are using the web and social media to redefine what it means to be a tourist and help people create authentic travel experiences that build cultural understanding. 

City Visions host Lauren Meltzer, along with guests from Couchsurfing.orgGlobal Exchangegogobot and Airbnb had a lively conversation about the impact of the web on how, why and where we travel.

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12:41pm

Tue May 1, 2012
City Visions: May 7, 2012

A Peripheral Canal for the Delta?

photo courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service

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

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8:58pm

Tue April 24, 2012
City Visions: April 30, 2012

Co-operatives: Workers in Progress

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.

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