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1:43pm

Wed January 7, 2015
City Visions: January 12, 2015

City Visions: What Does it Mean to Be a Resilient City?

Residential block following 1906 earthquake
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No strangers to natural disasters, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland have long been pioneering ways to rebound from earthquakes, floods, droughts and fires. But what does it mean to call ourselves “resilient,” and should we be doing more?  Host David Onek and guests take a look at the innovative ways the Bay Area is adapting not just to survive, but to prosper, in the wake of a natural disaster -- and how preparedness goes beyond a simple earthquake kit.

Guests:

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12:40pm

Sat November 22, 2014
City Visions: December 1, 2014

City Visions: Will Fresh Food Vouchers Improve Public Health?

Host Joseph Pace examines food insecurity in San Francisco and EatSF, a new fresh fruit and vegetable voucher program for "food insecure" residents of the Tenderloin.  

Nearly one quarter of San Francisco's residents don't have reliable access to fresh, nutritious food, despite the city's commitment to social services.  The Department of Public Health and UCSF  have teamed up to create EatSF to tackle this problem.  If EatSF works, it will expand to other neighborhoods.

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5:20pm

Tue October 7, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

The evolution of "affordable housing"

Photo courtesy of the Chinatown Community Development Corporation

 

We don’t build housing projects like we used to anymore. It used to be big, labyrinthine complexes like Marcy Houses in New York, Cabrini Green in Chicago, and Geneva Towers in San Francisco. Today, conversations about development have to do with mixed-use, mixed-income communities. Much of the change has to do with how cities now think about urbanism. And a lot has to do with how affordable housing gets funded.

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12:00am

Tue April 29, 2014

12:00am

Wed February 26, 2014

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