Liberal hypocrisy and the white return-flight. "Greening" a city often means pushing other "colors" out...
It's chock-full of green goodies: parks, mass transit upgrades and a "green tech" campus. Thirty-two percent of the housing will be sold at prices well below the city's sky-high market rates. It's the kind of mixed-use, mixed-income development that sprawl-weary environmentalists have cheered from Denver to Portland -- dense, transit-oriented, and built on reclaimed brownfields near the city center.
But many locals have received the plan with deep ambivalence. "The project is flawed from stem to stern," says Saul Bloom, executive director of Arc Ecology. The local nonprofit has advocated for the Shipyard's cleanup and redevelopment since 1984, but contends that the current plan won't benefit the community.
&c. The piece is on San Francisco's last black community and the threat of redevelopment in the name of green. You could do a piece like this on LA but it would have to be 60 pages, not six, as Villaraigosa and Garcetti swallowed not one but all Riordan baits over the past six years.EARLIER:
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