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Will Garcetti's 'Great Streets' program be a gateway to gentrification?
Will Garcetti's 'Great Streets' program be a gateway to gentrification?

The Urban Dictionary calls Los Angeles "a massive tangle of highways and roads, also rumored to contain people and houses." In the last century, the rise of the automobile, decades of highway construction and an assortment of other pressures drove people away from urban centers all over the country and around the world, but nowhere was that phenomenon more pronounced than in Los Angeles. It left the city with such a remarkable absence of a clearly delineated central downtown that even now, as "DTLA" rises again, local officials believe it does not contain a highly symbolic target for post-9/11 terrorist attacks. In the finally-happening revivification of L.A.'s...

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