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 (spotlight.ucla.edu) Video by David Willis for the Center for Community Partnerships
Copyright © Video by David Willis for the Center for Community Partnerships

UCLA in LA: Chinatown Project Partnership

  • Published May 1, 2005 8:00 AM

Urban planners have always been interested in bringing new life to old neighborhoods. But a focus on community, culture and history as part of the planning process is relatively new. That’s why UCLA Urban Planning Professor Shirley Hune was eager to work with L.A. Commons, a Community Partners organization, on the Chinatown Project.

Karen Mack, executive director of L.A. Commons, explains how a broad cross-section of those living and working in Chinatown became involved. Young and old, Chinese and non-Chinese worked together to conceptualize and produce artworks.

The UCLA Center for Community Partnerships helps make projects like these happen, through their Competitive Support for Community Partners program.

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Shirley Hune, UCLA Urban Planning

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Karen Mack, L.A. Commons