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Category: Urban Planning :: Re-development
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Has Hollywood wised up to San Francisco’s gentrification crisis? 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hollywood is writing love letters to San Francisco again. They come in various shades of loss, from devastating to nostalgic to humorous, telling stories of communities in danger of being erased with a tenderness that resonates — though not all manage to fully explore the city’s painful realities.

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Denver council approves affordable housing, 16-floor tower near Sloan’s Lake 25.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver's elected leaders faced one of the last big, controversial developments of the current term on Monday night.
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My Library Story: How L.A. saved the books 21.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading “The Library Book,” the Susan Orlean bestseller about the 1986 L.A. Library fire. We invited readers to share their library stories.

I was the Community Redevelopment Agency’s deputy administrator for downtown L.A. when I managed the outside volunteer...

As iconic Minneapolis restaurant closes, residents fear what's to come 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Marla's Caribbean Cuisine served its final dish at its Powderhorn location this weekend. Community members see it as a symbol of increasing gentrification and displacement in many Twin Cities areas.
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Denver mayoral race: Jamie Giellis and Michael Hancock on the issues 31.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Mayor Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis have broad similarities in their visions for Denver, but their platforms promise different approaches to the city's biggest issues.
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Denver council runoff: In District 3, gentrification enters Latino neighborhoods 30.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Two candidates, Jamie Torres and Veronica Barela, are competing in the runoff for a district that stretches from Mile High Stadium through gentrifying Latino neighborhoods along Federal Boulevard.
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Nipsey Hussle's plan to fight gentrification in South L.A. has made it to Congress 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Inside the U.S. Capitol, in a historic room where Abraham Lincoln forged friendships with colleagues from both parties, members of the Congressional Black Caucus huddled Wednesday with an unlikely coalition that included an L.A. city councilman, an Atlanta rapper, a New York radio host and a South...

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Essential California: Airplane noise and systemic inequity in Inglewood 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 24, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

Yesterday, my colleague Doug Smith — a powerhouse Metro reporter who has been at the paper for nearly five decades — published a big story about systemic inequity in Inglewood.

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As Inglewood soundproofed homes against LAX noise, poorer residents were left out 23.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Inglewood spent millions of dollars in public funds to soundproof middle-class areas of the city while bypassing one of the poorest neighborhoods where the roar from the Los Angeles International Airport flight path is loudest, according to a Times data analysis.

Over the last several decades,...

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Timeline: How Bunker Hill transformed Los Angeles and Grand Avenue 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Bunker Hill once bloomed with mansions and services for the wealthy, declined as Angelenos found other places to live - but was eventually rebuilt.
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Asian American community leaders ask Jamie Giellis to explain “Chinatown” statements 22.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
More than 30 leaders and members of Asian American communities issued an open letter to Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis on Tuesday, asking that she clarify her statements about Chinatowns.
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As development transforms Inglewood, the city wants to share the wealth with residents 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Not that many years ago, few would have thought that the gentrification of Inglewood would be a cause for concern among the city’s residents and leaders. Yet major and historical development is leading many citizens to ask: How will this personally benefit me?

It’s been a hot topic at Inglewood...

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George Kelling, whose ‘broken windows’ theory revolutionized urban policing, dies at 83 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

George L. Kelling, a criminologist whose “broken windows” theory revolutionized urban policing and helped make sprawling cities like Los Angeles safer but stoked criticism that it also invited police abuse, had died at his home in New Hampshire. He was 83.

Kelling, who had been diagnosed with cancer,...

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California's extreme housing crisis calls for extreme measures. That includes SB 50 11.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

By now it should surprise no one to hear that California is in the midst of an extraordinary housing crisis.

For years, rents have increased far faster than incomes, so that more working people are being driven out of their homes. Some are moving away from cities, farther from their jobs, while...

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Nipsey Hussle had a plan to beat gentrification — in South L.A. and across the U.S. 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Nipsey Hussle’s stretch of Slauson Avenue has largely been overlooked by the gentrification boom that has transformed so many neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

The lack of investment in the Hyde Park section of South L.A. shows on the faces of distressed buildings, some still etched with the names...

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Denver City Council race: District 9 candidates debate density solutions amid hyper-development 1.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's District 9 is an urban landscape that stretches from the banks of the South Platte River, across downtown Denver and into some of the city's most varied neighborhoods: rich, poor, industrial, developing. Three challengers are taking on well-funded Councilman Albus Brooks there.
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Greyhound station hits the market in downtown Denver’s “new neighborhood” 26.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The area in question, located where the northeastern reaches of the central business district connect with Five Points and the Union Station neighborhood, is known among the development and urban planning set as "Arapahoe Square." And one of its most anticipated redevelopment opportunities just hit the market.
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Can California boost home building without supercharging gentrification? 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Along a stretch of South Los Angeles near the Expo light rail line, investment dollars are pouring in.

Landlords outfit vacant apartments with stainless-steel appliances to lift rents, flippers list renovated bungalows for sale at twice what they paid. And as long-term tenants are forced out, development...

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Seattle takes a small step against gentrification 16.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

This tech hub is booming as never before. Expedia is building a $900-million campus. Google, Facebook and Salesforce are expanding. And Amazon, closing in on Boeing as the area’s largest private employer, is currently advertising 10,000 jobs.

In seven years, Seattle saw its population swell from...

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Lisa Calderón: Can the establishment’s sharpest critic change Denver’s power structure? 8.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lisa Calderón, 51, has clashed dramatically with Mayor Michael Hancock, including in federal court. Can she turn community support into an election win?
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