“The story of urban neighborhoods in the U.S. is that they either become desperately poor, drug-dominated and very unpleasant places to live, or they become gentrified. There can be an alternative narrative.” Is such a narrative possible? There is no better place to test the theory than in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.

+ Greg Gopman: “Last year I wrote a rant on Facebook voicing my displeasure with San Francisco’s homeless community. It went viral. People thought I was a monster. And in turn, I spent the last year learning about homelessness and what could be done to make things better.”

+ How can you predict the next neighborhood to see surging home prices? Follow the Starbucks. (I was gonna suggest following the closely cropped beards…)