History

Sunday Video: The Surprising Reason Behind Chinatown’s Aesthetic

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https://youtu.be/EiX3hTPGoCg Vox focuses in on why San Francisco’s Chinatown has its architectural characteristics. The history behind it has a lot to do with racism and...

Sunday Video: Skid Row, Explained

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https://youtu.be/rKo8Sv99MkM Los Angeles’ Skid Row was not an inevitability, it was a policy. Johnny Harris explains how this district of tragic poverty came to be....

Midweek Video: Why Is South Africa Still So Segregated?

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https://youtu.be/NVH7JewfgJg The terrible legacy of colonialism and apartheid have left deep marks in South Africa that are still visible today. Vox explores the history of...

Sunday Video: Why Did Railroad Companies Mass Produce Cities?

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https://youtu.be/9viTTRd8iP8 Dave Amos documents the history of railway towns in America in this video. Railway companies in the 1800s expanded quickly to the West, platting...

Sunday Video: Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future?

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https://youtu.be/pu2sKNJMH-k Vox looks at the history of redlining, practices of renting and selling property, zoning practices, public services and investments, and environmental health that collectively...

Sunday Video: Why Jakarta Is Sinking

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https://youtu.be/Z9cJQN6lw3w The Indonesian city of Jakarta was colonized by the Dutch. Early on, the Dutch brought their canals and segregated the population, providing direct running...

Burien Paves the Way for Old Cornerstores in Residential Neighborhoods

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Burien is seeking to bring back the cornerstore to residential neighborhoods. An ordinance adopted on Tuesday will pave the way for "legacy storefronts" to...

Sunday Video: How Did The Kim Dynasty Design Pyongyang?

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https://youtu.be/6S8fXjaS_4I Dave Amos takes a dive into how Pyongyang was designed by the ruling Kim family. The impacts of their directives are far ranging on...