San Francisco

Placemakers: Emperors, Kings, Entrepreneurs

Evening Forum

What do Alexander the Great, Cardinal Richelieu and Napoleon III have in common? Besides wielding immense political power and ensuring their own legacies in history, all three played key roles in real estate development. The new book Placemakers: Emperors, Kings, Entrepreneurs examines the contributions of these leaders, and other unlikely candidates, to how cities are shaped. Join us for a discussion about the motives and visions behind the rich history of real estate development.

+ Herb Auerbach / author
+ John King / San Francisco Chronicle

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