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SoCal cities buckle down to fight density




A mixed-use development in Santa Monica on 5th St between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd. The building has retail spaces on the ground level and residential units on the floors above.
A mixed-use development in Santa Monica on 5th St between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd. The building has retail spaces on the ground level and residential units on the floors above.
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There is a housing crisis in Southern California, but many communities aren't down with one of the solutions: density.

Advocates suggest a range of alternatives, from creating more affordable apartments to increasing rent subsidies.

Many housing experts argue that it's important to embrace density so more homes are created in less space.

But battles have sprung up throughout SoCal over having neighbors living closer together:

USC housing expert Raphael Bostic joins Take Two to look at the public support for denser neighborhoods.