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Gentrifying L.A. without displacing the poor: Lessons from S.F.'s Tenderloin
Gentrifying L.A. without displacing the poor: Lessons from S.F.'s Tenderloin

Los Angeles may be replacing New York City as the gentrification capital of the United States. The national media seem positively obsessed with the transformation of once little-known communities like Highland Park; gentrification battles in Boyle Heights, Pico-Union and Echo Park hearken back to the 1950s ouster of Latino families at Chavez Ravine for the building of Dodger Stadium; and on skid row, homeless encampments and single-room occupancy hotels clash with the agendas of downtown development. Many believe that battling gentrification is a hopeless task. If Los Angeles is now ground zero in the displacement wars, that's because New York City's process of converting...

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