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- Urban Planning
As President of the Chinatown Business Improvement District George Yu understands the potential of Chinatown as a model of urban redevelopment. Over the last twenty years, he has tirelessly built coalitions between city officials, Chinatown's residents and real-estate developers as well as investors in order to rebuild Chinatown while providing low, and mixed-income housing in the area. The market collapse of the mid-2000's, however, recalibrated the investment that had been proposed in Chinatown and brought many high scale projects - such as loft condominiums and parks - to an end. We talked about the future of the area with George Yu in one of the abandoned sites affected by the market crash.