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BK Housing Reading Group: Sam Stein, Capital City

  • Carrol Gardens Library 396 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

Join Brooklyn Housing Working Group for the first in a series of readings about housing. We will be reading Samuel Stein’s great new book “Capital City.”

“Samuel Stein shows that the explosive transformation of urban life and politics has been driven not only by the tastes of wealthy newcomers, but by the state-driven process of urban planning. Planning agencies provide a unique window into the ways the state uses and is used by capital, and the means by which urban renovations are translated into rising real estate values and rising rents.

Capital City explains the role of planners in the real estate state, as well as the remarkable power of planning to reclaim urban life.”

We will be making a bulk order of this book at a discounted rate from Verso (Half Price: around $9) If you are interested in buying Capital City with us please sign up quickly as supplies will be limited. Sign up here:

This space is accessible.