2 thoughts on “Art, Architecture and Urban Planning”

  1. Yes, change and progress require compromise. However, I was unsettled by some of the commentary in regards to gentrification. Claiming that residents are simply motivated by fear of change requires willful ignorance of the residents actual issues with gentrification. I will admit, I do enjoy the benefits of “revitalized” neighborhoods around LA. However, I also am an advocate for marginalized groups and was hoping for a more balanced discussion. It is apparent that, although gentrification is threatening to an established way of life in a community, the real threat is the fact that families who have lived in a certain neighborhood for generations upon generations will be forced to leave their homes due to their socioeconomic status. Again, my aim is not to argue one way or another but to achieve some balance in the discussion.

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