Interview: Rafael Mandelman Discusses The Pros & Cons of Urban Density

Sea Change Radio’s Alex Wise sits down with rafael mandelman 225x150 Interview: Rafael Mandelman Discusses The Pros & Cons of Urban DensityRafael Mandelman, a San Francisco politician who has seen homelessness up close, to discuss the pros and cons of urban density. Mandelman tells his story of growing up with a mother who struggled with mental illness and homelessness and how, despite the odds, he made his way through an Ivy League education and helped lift his mother out of her dire situation. Now an advocate for homeless rights, Mandelman walks us through the simultaneous explosion of homelessness and high-paying tech jobs in his hometown, sets forth some of his ideas for solving the crisis, and gives examples of cities that have been able to tackle this problem in an ethical, compassionate, and effective manner…

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