Wednesday, September 30, 2015

West Side Stories

West Side Stories: Gentrification in West Oakland is a nicely designed map providing first-hand accounts of gentrification in West Oakland, California. Created by Oakland non-profit organization Youth Radio, West Side Stories allows local residents to document their experiences of living in West Oakland and the effect of gentrification on their lives.

The map consists of a number of audio recordings made by local people. It also provides information on some local landmarks. You can scroll through the map sidebar to find the different audio recordings and the map will automatically zoom and pan to the relevant location. Alternatively you can select a marker on the map and the sidebar will scroll to the relevant entry.

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