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Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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How to Kill a City Book Cover

Our May title is How to Kill a City by Peter Moskowitz.  Gillian White of The Atlantic writes that How to Kill a City "brings some much-needed clarity to thinking about a slippery concept. 'While urban renewal, the suburbanization of cities, and other forms of capital creation are relatively easy to spot (a highway built through a neighborhood is a relatively obvious event), gentrification is more discreet, dispersed, and hands-off,' he writes. Moskowitz adds to the growing canon aimed at understanding and explaining the process of gentrification, and he not so subtly suggests that while gentrification  naturally brings some improvements to a city, including more people and money, it also frequently kills some cultural traditions and diversity, the precise characteristics that make cities so dynamic and desirable in the first place."

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