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Another City is Possible: on overcoming housing-crises and resignation

[originally posted to discussion list of SFBARF, San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation].  Today’s Vice article on SF housing (“Nobody Can Figure Out How to Fix San Francisco’s Housing Crisis” by George McIntire) does a good job articulating some different … Continue reading


Can we turn news articles into action? proposal for civic-ideas markets/accelerators

this is an idea I’ve been mulling and discussing with people for a while. A recent editorial by Greg Bauman, editor of Silicon Valley Business Journal, “Leaders need to step in on housing crisis,” prompted me to write the below … Continue reading


Disrupting Silicon Valley Housing and Homelessness

storify of and notes on discussion July 12-17 about new approaches to affordable and transit-served housing in Silicon Valley: Facebooks's HQ now fully auto-dependent, but sits on disused rail line to #Caltrain, East Bay, & space for housing pic.twitter.com/yp69mE5G9K — … Continue reading

How might Silicon Valley tackle a core social issue like housing?

exploring ideas & approaches for my Houslets project – low-cost mobile modular building. Follow project at @houslets.             just visited US' largest homeless camp #CoyoteCreekCamp in center of Silicon Valley nr downtown San Jose http://t.co/D1kCL002Ol … Continue reading

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