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In Liverpool's Granby neighborhood, residents and a group of architects have brought back to life the area's four remaining Victorian streets, earning them a nomination for Britain's prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art.With clubs and shops shutting, tenants being evicted and homeowners fleeing the area, its traditional Victorian houses were mostly demolished, to be replaced by ugly and discordant social housing.All successive renovation projects have failed and three-quarters of the 200 remaining houses have been empty for over 20 years.Founded by residents in 2011, the council, as part of the CLT, agreed to hand over ownership of 10 houses.Steinbeck Studios also put the CLT in contact with Assemble, a loose collective of 18 under-30 designers and architects specializing in projects combining art, design and architecture, particularly in struggling communities.Thanks to the investor's interest-free 500,000 pound ($780,800) loan, the CLT was able to raise a further 500,000 pounds and begin renovating 10 houses, of which five are nearing completion.
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