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'Pictures of a Gone City' Shows the Dark Side of Bay Area Prosperity

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Workers board a private bus at a Muni bus stop at 24th and Valencia streets in the Mission District. (Photo: Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED)

The Bay Area is often thought of as a bastion of progressive thought and lifestyle. It’s also home to the tech revolution, producing technologies that affect billions of people. But what are the costs of progress and who gets left behind? UC Berkeley geography professor Richard Walker’s new book, “Pictures of a Gone City,” provides a wide-ranging account of Bay Area economic history and the dark side of the tech boom.

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Richard Walker, economic geographer, UC Berkeley


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