Film & Discussion: The Vanishing City
As cities become more interconnected, and less dependent on localized economic models, domestic issues of increased class inequality and sustainability have emerged as central components to city planning debates. These trends are perhaps best exemplified in the city of New York.
Told through the eyes of tenants, city planners, business owners, scholars, and politicians, The Vanishing City exposes the real politic behind the alarming disappearance of New York’s beloved neighborhoods, the truth about its finance-dominated economy, and the myth of “inevitable change.”
Although the tactics are different, the content is the same as what is happening in SF Bay Area cities. It is also an example of the process described in the book Rebel Cities, by David Harvey.