Omar Brownson

Executive director, River LA

Executive director, River LA

Omar Brownson on KCRW

The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

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The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

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