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Homeless youth and public space: Is there a design for that?

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Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series on how U District development will affect one of the neighborhood's longstanding groups: street youth. Part 1 & Part 2

The coming boom spurred by a new Sound Transit light rail station and a possible rezone of the University District for transit-oriented development poses some interesting challenges. Here's one: With density and possible gentrification in the offing, can inclusive public spaces such as parks and plazas be part of the plans? Or will efforts to include public space be derailed by the mad desire for density and worries about abetting the District’s homeless youth population?

Read the full article here.