99% Invisible

279- The Containment Plan

29:26 | Oct 10th, 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. … Continue reading →

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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.