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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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In Inglewood, rising real estate prices, chain restaurants and now rental scooters. Can gentrification be far behind? 7.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the last couple of years I’ve been watching for clear signs of gentrification in Inglewood. It is something many people, especially people outside the city, have been predicting with increasing certainty for several years now.

They point to Leimert Park, a few miles northeast of us, and how...

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7 US Cities Compose Half of Country's Gentrification 25.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Gentrification overwhelmed seven of America's largest and wealthiest cities, with coastal urban areas such as New York City and Washington D.C. contributing to a majority of the nationwide economic displacement.
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Amid gentrification fears, L.A. approves 725-unit apartment project in Chinatown 23.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Los Angeles City Council signed off Friday on a 725-unit apartment project in Chinatown, amid objections from activists who said it has no affordable housing and will result in the displacement of low-income residents.

On a 14 to 0 vote, council members backed the proposal from Atlas Capital...

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Urban Transformations: In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People in More Ways Than One 20.3.2019 WRI Stories
Urban Transformations: In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People in More Ways Than One Comments|Add Comment|PrintMetrocable connects hillside neighborhoods to Medellin’s city center. Photo by Kyle Laferriere Medellín, Colombia used to be the murder capital of the world. With the explosion of the global drug trade in the 1980s, crime burgeoned, plunging the city into a state of lawlessness. Slum communities, stacked up along the perilous slopes of the surrounding Aburrá Valley, were on the front... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Urban Transformations: In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People in More Ways Than One 20.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
 Metrocable is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Medellín, Colombia, used to be the murder capital of the world. With the explosion of the global drug trade in the 1980s, crime burgeoned, plunging the city into ...
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Bryan Washington on how Houston is a main character in his debut story collection, ‘Lot’ 15.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In “Elgin,” the final short story in Bryan Washington’s debut collection, “Lot,” a young man reflects on Houston’s East End, the neighborhood he’s called home his whole life. “Between the chop shops and busted laundromats and abuelas like scarecrows on every corner, there’s no reason to stick around...

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues L.A. over Hollywood project 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Critics of a vast new development in Hollywood are suing the city, arguing that it violated the California Environmental Quality Act and other laws when city leaders gave the green light for the Crossroads Hollywood project.

The Los Angeles City Council voted last month to approve the planned project,...

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In the Philippines, where 'rice is life,' a move to allow more imports signals change 14.2.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Philippines has long touted the idea of self-sufficiency in rice, an essential staple here at the heart of every breakfast, lunch and dinner.

But rice growers like Efraen Serrano know that dream is falling further out of reach. The country’s geography doesn’t provide enough suitable land for...

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Destination Crenshaw art project aims to reclaim the neighborhood for black L.A. 30.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

On a crisp late fall day, hundreds of South L.A. community leaders, activists and longtime residents convened on the top level of a parking structure adjoining the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping center. What lured them there: a private preview of Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3-mile open-air...

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