User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Urban Planning :: Re-development
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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Surabaya: The Legacy of Participatory Upgrading of Informal Settlements 13.11.2019 WRI Stories
Case Study Featured ...
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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts 13.11.2019 WRI Stories
To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman. Many cities, particularly in the global South, have large areas of informal settlements — poor neighborhoods that grew organically, but which often lack structurally sound buildings and services like running water, sanitation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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To Fix City Slums, Don’t Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts 13.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
Many cities, particularly in the global South, have large areas of informal settlements ‒ poor neighborhoods that grew organically, but which often lack structurally sound buildings and services like running water, sanitation and waste management. The traditional approach to upgrading ...
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Opinion: Short-term rentals in my Silver Lake neighborhood are causing 'rentrification' 23.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

L.A.'s new law regulating short-term rentals through Airbnb, VRBO and other sites is long overdue

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Inside Oakland’s clean energy economy strategy 21.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Climate change is an intersectional issue, and cities are beginning to treat it that way in adaptation strategies.
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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...

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