Videographer Diane Lee chronicled the cleanup of a homeless encampment across the street from the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu before APEC. This video is part of a series showing what was done to put the city’s best face forward for the thousands of visitors — and media — attending the conference from Nov. 8-13. The convention center is the media headquarters for the event.

Watch other videos in this series on the transformation of Honolulu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference: