"Pictures of a Gone City" with Richard A. Walker

Cover: "Pictures of a Gone City" by Richard A. Walker at Oakland Public Library

Richard A. Walker, one of his chosen field's most engaging and trail-blazing thinkers, will present elements of his latest book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area, published by Oakland's PM Press.

Professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley, Walker has emerged as a leading figure in the movement to integrate economics, ethics and quality-of-life studies into contemporary land-use planning and analysis. His latest book will further embed his influential voice into the public discourse over such factors as gentrification & environmental justice as our habitat adapts to population growth and technological & climatological changes.

He is currently the director of the Living New Deal Project, a Berkeley-based effort to "to inventory, map, and publicize the achievements of [President Franklin D. Roosevelt's] New Deal and its public works across all fifty states." He splits his time between his home in Berkeley, California and Burgundy, France.



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