UpFront

Property, Profits, and People

Forbes katia_savchuk-200pxjournalist Katia Savchuk joins us in-studio to discuss her investigation into the San Francisco’s for-profit Academy of Art University, the family dynasty that owns it, and the real estate empire they’re building. Plus: We talk to the UC Berkeley researcher who built a gentrification map of the Bay Area and ask: What is gentrification? How do you measure it? What causes it? What can you do about it? It’s everything you ever wanted to know about gentrification, but were afraid to ask.

Guests:

  • Katia Savchuk, miriam zukinvestigative journalist working as part of the wealth team at Forbes, where’s she’s just published a two-part investigation into the dealings of San Francisco’s for-profit Academy of Art University.
  • Miriam Zuk, research fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Community Innovation, where she’s director of the Urban Displacement Project.

 

Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert, produced by Linda Khoury, engineered by Kirstin Thomas.

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