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Category: Urban Planning :: Re-development
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Four Hours: Tour the San Pedro waterfront before its big makeover 18.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Weekends in San Pedro are 48-hour vacations made for wandering, overeating and soaking up sun.

Coming soon: Jon & Vinny's announces plans for a third location in South L.A. 17.10.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo plan a third Jon & Vinny's in the former Yee's Chinese Food restaurant at Buckler and West Slauson. They're aware of gentrification concerns.

In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods 9.10.2019 WRI Stories
In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods Comments|Add Comment|PrintWaterlogged housing in Gorakhpur, India. Photo credit: Anna Brown Monsoon season has always brought torrential downpours to Gorakhpur, India, but the city has seen record-breaking rainfall in the last few years. Residents of the northern Indian city often find their streets submerged in water, their houses waterlogged. Stagnant floodwaters have made Gorakhpur a hub for diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Rein in Floods 9.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
Monsoon season has always brought torrential downpours to Gorakhpur, India, but the city has seen record-breaking rainfall in the last few years. Residents of the northern Indian city often find their streets submerged in water, their houses waterlogged. Stagnant floodwaters ...
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Column: Chinatown without Chinese grocery stores, and the delicate balance of ethnic communities 23.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Chinatown is about to lose G and G Market as well as Ai Hoa Market, leaving the neighborhood without a full-service Chinese grocery store.

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Climate Gentrification: Coming to a Community Near You 5.9.2019 Mother Jones
In just the last two years, climate change has brought on an onslaught of disasters: more than 4 feet of rain in south Texas, 90 degree days in Alaska, and record-breaking wildfires that have destroyed homes and upended communities. But now, an unexpected threat from climate change is looming on the horizon: gentrification. “Climate gentrification […]
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Boulder bails on Alpine-Balsam area land use, focuses on city-owned hospital site 1.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
After buying the former Boulder Community Health hospital site for $40 million in 2015, and proposing to create a vision to steer any redevelopment attempts from now to decades into the future for the approximate 70 acres surrounding the city-owned parcel on which Boulder envisions city offices and housing, city council on Wednesday shelved land use updates staff crafted following four years of work and public engagement.
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Editorial: Jerry Brown killed redevelopment in California. Gavin Newsom should bring it back to life 30.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

With the demise of redevelopment in California cities lost a powerful tool and a huge pot of money to build affordable housing.

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Seniors facing eviction fear homelessness and isolation as California's housing crisis rolls on 29.8.2019 LA Times: Business

The threat of displacement and loss of community takes a mental and physical toll on senior renters.

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5280 Trail aims to be Denver’s answer to New York City’s High Line 21.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver city officials and private boosters said Tuesday that they're ready to launch into formal design work for the first section of a new urban trail that would serve as a linear park as much as a way to get around.
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“There’s speculators buying up houses:” Denver’s East Colfax braces for transit, density and displacement 22.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver plans to spend at least $150 million to run bus rapid transit down Colfax, a project that could transform the stretch during the 2020s. Meanwhile, the city is buying local properties and shutting down “nuisance” businesses, and local authorities could soon declare an urban renewal area, creating a magnet for developer investment.
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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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