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‘Green gentrification’ and lessons of the 606

Aldermen representing the area around the 606 Trail won a six-month freeze in demolition permits this month, hoping to use the time to devise strategies to reduce pressures causing the displacement of longtime residents from the area. The elevated trail and park system — a “new urban playground” — runs across the North and Northwest Sides and has spurred luxury development nearby.

Experts say that kind of planning should have taken place while the trail was still under discussion. Meanwhile, other communities are working to get ahead of the curve of outside real estate development gobbling up affordable housing, especially where park improvements are under discussion.

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