16 Jul '11, 12pm

Greening a city ... and pushing other colors out:

Greening a city ... and pushing other colors out:

Bayview Hunters Point, which wraps around the Shipyard, is the last of San Francisco's historically black neighborhoods. Rows of modest, pastel-colored houses march up its hills, with breathtaking views of the bay. But it is among the city's poorest communities. Before the recession, the unemployment rate reached 10 percent. Activists and city officials estimate it could now be as high as 30 percent, compared to 9.1 percent citywide. The neighborhood hosts a panoply of polluting industries besides the shipyard. An aging sewage treatment plant processes two thirds of the peninsula's waste on a residential street, and a dense commercial district houses everything from plastics manufacturers to commercial drycleaners. Until 2006, when local pressure shut it down, one of California's oldest power plants sat at Bayview's edge. All this has contributed to some alarming health st...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-07-16-greening-a-city-an...

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