This Long Beach councilmember actually wants to talk bluntly about homelessness—including focusing on those teetering toward it and finding more ways to solve it

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design
Photo by Brian Addison. At least someone with the power to change was paying attention to an important document hidden within the nightmarish Land Use Element (LUE) conversation. Amidst NIMBY-ish screams and shouts, practically no one paid attention to an...
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Trio of New Studies Show Low Income, Middle Class Are Vacating California While Wealthy Move In; Housing Costs to Blame

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To view our entire coverage on housing, click here. **** Graphics courtesy of Next 10. Photo by Brian Addison. Above: construction on a housing development at Broadway and Pacific takes shape. A trio of new studies conducted by Beacon...
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When a Condemned House in California Sells for $1.23M, We’re Choosing to Create a Rich Man’s Land & Prompt Displacement

by    in Opinion, Out & About, Streets & Urban Design
Interested in the affordable housing conversation? Click here for our full archives. **** Above: a photo of the condemned Fremont home that sold for over a million dollars in March of 2018. Perched on the façade of 3239 Bruce...
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The Absurdity with Which Orange County Is Handling Its Homelessness Issue Is a Cue for Everyone Else to Show Some Humanity

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Interested in the homelessness conversation? We will be inviting experts dealing with this subject on a daily basis for a free, public talk that will examine the complexity of the issue. In conjunction with that discussion, we will also be...
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The (Classist, Racist) History of Jaywalking—And Why Policing It Should Stop

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Love history? Click here for our full archives on the matter. **** Editor’s note: this article was updated on March 11, 2018, to reflect the case  Johnnie Jermaine Rush. There’s more to the word and law behind “jaywalking” than meets...
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Free Public Talk Series Kicks Off with Discussions on Affordable Housing, Transit Equity

by    in Opinion, Parks & Public Real Estate, Streets & Urban Design, Transit
As the world increasingly accesses and discusses its news through social media, the conversations surrounding complex topics become convoluted, if not outright filled with misinformation and Dunning-Kruger effects. At the same time, face-to-face conversations and discussions are happening less...
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The Severe Cognitive Dissonance With Which Long Beach NIMBYs Rail Against Housing

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Photo by Brian Addison. Above: a pedestrian overpass above the 22 Freeway entering East Long Beach. I think it’s time to stop using the word density. It’s not used correctly by the majority of media and it’s certainly not...
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