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There Goes the Neighborhood Live


There Goes the Neighborhood Live: Who Benefits When a Neighborhood “Improves”?
A live broadcast hosted by KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
6PM – Reception/complimentary beer+wine
7PM  – Live broadcast (please be seated by 6:50p)

Sometimes new stores, restaurants and cultural attractions are welcomed by everyone. But as many working-class areas in Los Angeles gentrify and housing costs rise, more developments are facing a backlash. What signals to long-time residents that improvements are for them and not for wealthier outsiders? Can a neighborhood’s quality of life improve without leading to displacement of the very people who have worked hardest and waited longest for the changes?

Come out and join the conversation about whether investment in neighborhoods like West Adams, Elysian Valley and Boyle Heights can benefit long-time residents and newcomers alike. This live broadcast will be hosted by KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez.

The Panelists: 

Joe BuscainoLos Angeles City Councilman, 15th District

Manuel Pastor/ Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity

Regina FreerProfessor of Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College

Mott SmithDeveloper, Pro Housing Development Advocate

Mike VossCo-Founder of Frogtown Brewery in Elysian Valley

Jose Huizar/ Los Angeles City Councilmember, 14th District



About There Goes the Neighborhood

How did Los Angeles go from being the place to chase your dreams to one of the least affordable cities in the country? There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles takes you on a journey to find out. As new money floods the city and housing prices soar, who wins and who loses? What does race have to do with it? The L.A. of the future will have new trains, new apartment buildings and new industries. Will it have a place for you?


A big thanks to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for their support of There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles.