Making Contact

Reclaiming Gotham: The Battle for U.S. Cities

On today’s Making Contact, journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham.  He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities – from redlining and racial covenants in the early 20th century, to land grabs and privatization in the 21st – and the rise of progressive alliances to reclaim them.

Featuring: 

Juan González, journalist and author of Reclaiming Gotham

Credits:

Host: Marie Choi
Producers: Monica Lopez, Marie Choi, RJ Lozada, Anita Johnson
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor and Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

 

Special thanks to Pegasus Books for organizing the event and allowing us to broadcast excerpts of Juan González’s discussion of Reclaiming Gotham.  The event took place in Berkeley, CA in October 2017. 
For More Information:Reclaiming Gotham [BOOK]https://thenewpress.com/books/reclaiming-gotham

No, Juan Gonzalez, Bill de Blasio Isn’t Ending ‘The Tale of Two Cities’

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-juan-gonzalez-bill-de-blasio-isnt-ending-the_us_59b73610e4b08f6632c07699 

Neoliberalism is a Political Project

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/david-harvey-neoliberalism-capitalism-labor-crisis-resistance/

Neoliberalism: The Idea that Swallowed the World

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/aug/18/neoliberalism-the-idea-that-changed-the-world 

Local Progress

http://localprogress.org/

Richmond Progressive Alliance

http://www.richmondprogressivealliance.net/

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