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CSUN Professor Fighting Valley Prostitution through Urban Redesign

Henrik Minassians and his partner have spent many nights observing girls in high heels working the streets.

But Minassians isn’t an undercover cop. He’s an urban planner at Cal State Northridge. With CSUN sociologist David Lopez, he’s studying two known prostitution corridors in the northeast San Fernando Valley to see how the man-made environment can be changed — through things like better lighting, “no parking” signs or even re-engineering streets — to dissuade human trafficking.

Read the full article at the Los Angeles Daily News website.

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