Speech | San Francisco, California | January 9, 2017

The Past and Future City: Remarks by Stephanie Meeks

SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)

Thank you, and good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be here in San Francisco, one of America’s historic cities, and to get a chance to talk with you about my new book: The Past and Future City.

First, let me thank everyone at SPUR for extending the invitation, and for all the good work you are doing to keep San Francisco more affordable and livable for all its residents.

And thanks to Island Press for their support of my book, and helping to put together this event as well.

Let me start with a question: What if I told you there was one simple thing you could do to lose weight, save money, and get more sleep every night?

You would probably do it, right? Well…unfortunately, I don’t know the answer to that one.

But, now, what if I told you there was one simple way to create jobs, grow the economy, live healthier, make cities more walkable and affordable for everyone, bring people together, and save the planet?


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