People Live Here

A film by Susie Smith

Sustainabilities: Justice-oriented | Market-oriented | Vernacular

People Live Here from Susie Smith on Vimeo.

After years of community pressure and coalition building, city departments have joined together to start a historic ”livable streets” retrofit of Cesar Chavez Street, a busy San Francisco thoroughfare. Will this newest change help the area’s residents by cutting down on traffic, noise, pollution, and increasing safety? Or will this be the last straw of gentrification in a neighborhood ravaged by multiple dot-com booms? Is greening the new method for displacement? People Live Here looks at 70-plus years of the street’s history to answer these questions, and ultimately asks—livable for whom?

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