Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has taken the unprecedented step of abolishing single-family zoning to reverse the long-standing effects of segregation. He talks to us about the power of local, regulatory policy to create more diverse and equitable communities, starting with affordable housing.
The introduction of a new light rail line would better connect the neighborhood of Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles. But it might also raise property values in the largely low-income Latino community, forcing longtime residents to move farther afield. Isela Gracian wasn’t about to let that happen.