L.A. city offices partner up to locate and sell nuisance properties, through the American Dream Program.
According to the Los Angeles City Attorney, each "nuisance property" in the city is often "a magnet for gang and transient activity as well as graffiti and illegal trash dumping...Now [the L.A. City Attorney] and some city departments are teaming up with private-sector developers and nonprofit agencies to turn nuisance into function...The American Dream Program is currently helping develop 74 nuisance properties across the city..." with private developers paying off delinquent loans owed to the Los Angeles Housing Department, for example.
What We Really Mean When We Say Gentrification
The focus on gentrifying communities has, in many cases, eclipsed the similar problems facing more stagnant neighborhoods.
Study: Market-Rate Development Filters Into Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
New research sheds new light on one of the most hotly debated questions in planning and development.
Why Tech-Utopian City Plans Fail
Like others before him, e-commerce billionaire Marc Lore wants to build the ideal city from scratch. Urban experts don't have much faith in his chances.
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