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Pay What You Wish: Making Public Spaces More Inclusive

Throughout the summer new stories abound with conflicts over the proper way to use public space in cities. In the Bay Area alone, Barbecue Becky, Permit Patty and a tech company sport’s team arguing with teenagers over use of a soccer field in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood led to viral conversations about who can use public spaces and how. These new stories all have an undercurrent of tension from gentrification, which grips 1 of every 5 low-income neighborhoods in the United States’ most populous cities. ….[READ]

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