Susannah Smith

Graduate Student, SocDoc Program
Project: 
People Live Here (Video)
Research Interests: 

PEOPLE LIVE HERE uses the “green” retrofit of a busy street to investigate the effects of urban planning on communities. Is this an example of enlightened community-led urban renewal? Or will the greening of a neighborhood already ravaged by dot-com gentrification become a new method of displacement? PEOPLE LIVE HERE explores the past, present, and possible futures of San Francisco’s Cesar Chavez St. and its inhabitants in order to assess the implications of “sustainable” planning – not just for this one street, but for streets across the nation.

Advisor: 
B. Ruby Rich
Miriam Greenberg
Class of: 
2012