KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand
KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Re-envisioning L.A.?s Civic Center, Watts Riots: Housing Policies

August 12, 201550 min
For years, city planners have been floating ideas to make L.A.'s Civic Center more cohesive and now that downtown is booming, there?s a new urgency to re-envision the space. And, we look at how housing policies contributed to unrest in Watts 50 years ago. It?s a story of racist housing policy and segregation and we?re still seeing the effects of those policies today.

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