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City Rising: Brenda Protesting
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City Rising

Gentrification Is About Power: What’s Community Got to Do with It?

Despite the promises of revitalization and free market exchange for neighborhoods, gentrification is an invading force that has developed out of a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States.
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Looking Forward, Not Back: How South Los Angeles is the Future

South L.A. has been a laboratory for holistic approaches that weave together concerns and communities. It may be one of the last best places to show the city as a whole how development can be done without displacement.
USC South LA: Areas of Focus
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Departures

Roots|Raíces: Shared Futures in South Los Angeles

South Los Angeles has always been a place of reinvention and there are a myriad of stories that complicate and challenge any monolithic rendering of this mega-neighborhood.
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A Vision for the Next Los Angeles: Transportation Equity and Just Growth

Los Angeles is in the midst of a reinvention of sorts: from sprawl to community development, from car dependence to transit orientation, from rising inequality to a growing commitment to equity and inclusion.
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