Across the US, the middle class is shrinking, and San Francisco has one of the smallest in the nation. Though GDP and other macroeconomic indicators may look bullish, studies show that health and happiness are much more correlated to rates of income inequality. Prioritizing equity will continue to be a challenge in San Francisco’s future.


  • What is the appropriate public response to inequality? Are there effective tools the public sector can leverage to address income disparity, affordability, displacement and other dimensions of social inequity?
  • Is inequality likely to worsen in SF, or will the situation will improve over time?
  • How can mobility improve for everyone?