99% Invisible

279- The Containment Plan

24:35 | Oct 11th, 2017

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It’s hard to overstate the vastness of the Skid Row neighborhood in Los Angeles. It spans roughly 50 blocks, which is about a fifth of the entire downtown area of Los Angeles. It’s very clear when you’ve entered Skid Row. The sidewalks are mostly occ...Show More

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eddsteelOct 12th, 2017

The mapping and containment of Skid Row in 1970s LA, actually encouraged by those who lived there and wanted to stay. Interesting parallels to Vancouver e.g. the "big ass prison lights" at Main and Hastings vs encroaching gentrification.