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Planning against displacement: a decade of progressive community-based planning in San Francisco’s Mission District: Fernando Martí, Christine Selig, Lupe Arreola, Antonio Díaz, Amie Fishman, and Nick Pagoulatos

ByFernando Martí, Christine Selig, Lupe Arreola, Antonio Díaz, Amie Fishman, Nick Pagoulatos

The social, economic, and political changes that swept through the Bay Area in the late 1990s gave rise to the Mission Anti-displacement Coalition (MAC), based in the primarily Latino Mission District of San Francisco. As a coalition of community organizations with different constituencies, MAC developed new understandings of the relationship between urban land use policies, finance capital, and the role of an organized community in determining the future of its own neighborhood.