Vox shares a story of colonization, racism, and gentrification that created and then erased a Filipino neighborhood in San Francisco. This story was repeated throughout American cities where migrant Filipinos—and other communities of color—settled for work, were restricted in where they could live, and then became displaced in the name of modern redevelopment.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.