Tag Archives: gentrification

Haus. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Tech-Powered Tour of SF Mission Explores Question of Belonging

In a collaboration with local residents and KQED, Detour, a startup offering audio walking tours of 11 San Francisco neighborhoods launched its Mission District tour yesterday. The Mission’s tour offers insight into the lives of...
City and community leaders discuss strategies and tools in addressing the preservation of communities subjected to gentrification during a workshop at  the Mission's Galeria de la Raza on April 18. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Community Leaders Strategize Against Displacement

Leaders from three different communities razed by displacement shared their experiences and offered ideas on policy-based strategies to thwart gentrification in a day-long workshop hosted at the Mission’s Galeria de la Raza on Monday. Though...
The 59-page "Street Hearts" booklet created by Sanchez Elementary School students this summer. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Mission School Students Talk Gentrification, Immigration Through Poetry

Writing on gentrification, immigration, Pac-Man, and the Virgin Mary, a class of fourth and fifth graders at Sanchez Elementary School recently published a booklet of poetry made after they walked around the Mission District and...
A crowd of listeners piled into the union hall at 18th and Shotwell streets Wednesday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

Protesters Drown Out Developers’ Benefits Presentation

Representatives from Maximus Real Estate Partners, the company proposing the 10-story building at 16th and Mission streets, had a hard time getting through their short presentation about the project’s community benefits package as more than...
Panel discusses changing Mission. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Chron Asks: To Whom Does the Mission Belong?

In a public forum sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday, community activists, experts, and city officials took on the thorny questions of how to preserve the character and vitality of the ever-changing Mission District,...