Join us in exploring these topics through an examination of the challenges and opportunities for politically mobilizing renters, a growing but marginalized constituency, and a comparison of civic engagement successes and strategies across Bay Area communities.
Gentrification and demographic shifts in metropolitan regions over the past 20 years present both challenges and opportunities for low-income communities of color to engage politically. Gentrification is destabilizing many low-income communities and displacing residents to disconnected outer suburbs, hindering political mobilization for electoral work and community organizing.
How is civic engagement impacted by social and geographic fragmentation across the region? What role does regional planning play in these processes?