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Mike Davis on spying for LA's poor Latino tenants

Mike Davis, speaking at the RIBA on 'the struggle for space' by ethnic minority groups in Los Angeles, emphatically rejected the high-density approach as a solution to housing needs, except 'maybe for yuppies around mass transportation nodes'. He insists that 'in terms of safety and health. . . six-storey tenements are crisis issues'.His 1996 investigation of the Witmer Street neighbourhood, which provides a home of sorts for a dense migrant Latino population west of corporate downtown ...


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