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Great story a/b DC 11th Street Bridge Park Ive loosely followed for yrs. Spotlights the challenge of bringing necessary infrastructure in gentrifying city in hypercommodified housing era.

Sad fact: any such improvement for marginalized residents can lead to their displacement /1
We’ve learned this lesson with CrenshawLAX light rail. #DestinationCrenshaw & Rail-to-River look to be just as bad.

There’s so much political support for these projects & nearly none for challenging the speculative real estate reality we live in. #ItsTheSpeculationStupid
The policies (& capital) necessary to give communities a fighting chance remain politically impossible to advance & the money to stabilize the communities isn’t coming.

Every tool & lots of $$$ is needed.

The money committed to Ward 8 is record-breaking, but it’s not enough.
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I get the point...but am also dreading how many urbanists RTs this essay will get and how it will be wielded against BIPoC planning folks making more nuanced arguments…
Like, this only makes sense if you don't see freeway construction as part of a continuum. Image
I wrote about this, too, in my deep dive into the history of South Central via the story of #NipseyHussle… Image
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For the past 2 yrs, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (@mhdcd8) has worked w/ community thought leaders to "turn insult into opportunity" via #DestinationCrenshaw - a 1.3-mile-long open-air People's Museum honoring Black stories, culture & contributions to L.A. & beyond.
The “insult” was Metro’s plan to run a train at-grade up the spine of the Black community, thru the last Black business corridor, (at first) bypass the community’s cultural beating heart & build stations & commission art that deliberately ignored the context. #DestinationCrenshaw
“Insult” should be plural, is what I’m saying.

[The community was also given almost no warning that hundreds of trees would be ripped out so the Space Shuttle could be run up Crenshaw on the way to the Science Center in 2012. So, yeah... plural.] #DestinationCrenshaw
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