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Saving L.A. from becoming a third-world city

From Curbed.com blog
Published on Apr 1, 2009

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LOS ANGELES -- Many of America's cities are in the crapper thanks to years of policy that's favored suburbs and sprawl, writes The New York Times' architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. But with a city guy in the Oval Office, and billions being pumped into urban centers, this trend is reversible and opportunity especially lies in four cities: New Orleans, Buffalo, New York City's Bronx borough, and Los Angeles.

Ouroussoff acknowledges our city has fared better than most (

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