Columbus: Launch of Peter Moskowitz's "How to Kill a City"
Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th for the launch of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, with author Peter Moskowitz. Joining him in conversation is Ryan Sartor, host of the Difficult to Name Reading Series.
In cities all across the country, neighborhoods are changing so quickly that nearly everyone is at risk of getting priced out. The term gentrification has become a buzzword, but we've failed to realize that it means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance.
In How to Kill a City, Peter Moskowitz takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, Moskowitz uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York.
A lively, hard-hitting expose in the tradition of City of Quartz and Once in a Great City, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our citiesand how we can fight back.
Peter Moskowitz is a freelance journalist who has covered a wide variety of issues, from environmental disasters to the vestiges of racist urban planning. A former staff writer at Al Jazeera America, he has written for the Guardian, the New York Times, The New Republic, Wired, Slate, BuzzFeed, and many others. He is a graduate of Hampshire College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Ryan Sartor is the host of the Difficult to Name Reading Series, which brings together authors, poets, journalists and others. He is a writer and is currently working on a novel.