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News, The Snitch Why Dense Development Might Make the Housing Crisis Worse

Why Dense Development Might Make the Housing Crisis Worse

Good news if you’re in a NIMBYish mood of late: A new study from Chapman University in Orange County gives you the anti-Manhattanization rationale you’ve been waiting for. In “Building Cities For People,” author Joel Kotkin, a former San…
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News, The Snitch California Nightmare: 'Urbanologist' Labels S.F. 'Ground Zero For California Narcissism'

California Nightmare: 'Urbanologist' Labels S.F. 'Ground Zero For California Narcissism'

Joel Kotkin is SF Weekly's favorite urbanologist -- you can read the short series he helped us with about the transformation of San Francisco into an "adult Disneyland" here and here. But his latest piece in Newsweek was not fun…
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News, The Snitch Bring Out Your Dead: S.F.’s Swelled Voter Rolls Were Possibly Stuffed With Stiffs

Bring Out Your Dead: S.F.’s Swelled Voter Rolls Were Possibly Stuffed With Stiffs

Just how the hell did the city lose 43,000 registered voters in four years? By Joe Eskenazi We’ve all lost things: our keys, glasses, coins in the couch. But we’ve never lost 42,529 registered voters like the city of…
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News, The Snitch Google and SF Gentrification: Stephen Elliott Needs to Read A Book

Google and SF Gentrification: Stephen Elliott Needs to Read A Book

Joel Kotkin, the nation’s top urban historian, explains how The City got itself into this fine mess. By Joe Eskenazi We all have a relative who feels inclined to tell us how San Francisco used to be. You used…
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