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Tag Archives: Gentrification

April 19, 2017
April 17, 2017
Richard Florida’s Urban Anxieties
CNU Public Square

Grass-roots revitalization is taking place in many American cities, an antidote to the “winner takes all urbanism” described in The New Urban Crisis.

April 12, 2017
On Florida’s “The New Urban Crisis”
The Corner Side Yard

When Richard Florida arrived on the scene some fifteen years ago with his book “The Rise of the Creative Class”, he seemed to be proposing something very similar to supply-side or trickle-down economic theory. How far we’ve all come since then.

April 11, 2017
Confessions of A Reluctant Gentrifier
The Guardian

When a white academic moved to one of the most diverse districts of Chicago, her parents worried for her safety. But as pet-groomers replaced local shops, she realised the area’s original residents had more to fear than she did.

April 9, 2017
Richard Florida’s New Book Changes His Tune
The Globe & Mail

In 310 pages of learned hand-wringing, he describes a “new age of winner-take-all urbanism, in which the talented and the advantaged cluster and colonize a small, select group of superstar cities, leaving everybody and everywhere else behind.”

Ben Carson Calls on Rich City Dwellers to Help Poorer Neighbors
New York Times

Wealthy homeowners in gentrified urban areas owe it to their poorer neighbors to help turn around blighted parts of America’s cities, Ben Carson said in his first televised interview since becoming the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

March 30, 2017
How Gentrification Destroys Black Voting Power
The Root

As cities across the country become more diverse, their black populations have decreased significantly, leaving the traditional base of the Democratic Party struggling for a foothold in national politics and diminishing the power of the black vote.

March 21, 2017
March 19, 2017
Berlin’s Grass-Roots Fight Against Gentrification
New York Times

Housing prices have soared in fashionable Berlin neighborhoods like Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Under pressure from a growing grass-roots movement, the city has put in place measures to fight gentrification.

March 16, 2017
The Death And Life Of Philly’s ‘Middle Neighborhoods’
Philadelphia Inquirer

They’re not among the neighborhoods that can boast slick new townhouses and trendy bars serving craft beer. But they’re not blighted messes, either, forever struggling with crime. These places are poised between success and failure. And they have a catchy name: middle neighborhoods.

March 12, 2017
The Businesses That Suffer From Gentrification
Denver Post

Businesses across the country are landing in similar positions as cities remake gritty, industrial districts into trendy hotspots with glassy apartment buildings, coffee shops and microbreweries.

March 9, 2017
March 7, 2017
Murals and The Future of Latino San Francisco
Boom California

George Sterling called San Francisco a “cool grey city of love” in 1920; writer Rebecca Solnit now deems it a “cold gray city of greed” as new wealth has violently displaced longtime residents. The Latino neighborhood of the Mission has been particularly affected.

Christianity Embracing Gentrification
The Guardian

To a new breed of churches, dilapidated neighbourhoods are the fallen world – and salvation lies not just in prayer but in pop-ups, vintage shops and bakeries.

March 6, 2017
How Brisbane’s James Street Evolved Into A Brand
The Urban Developer

Why is it that we so often hear Brisbane’s James Street being referred to like a product or brand, as opposed to a humble inner city street? Why are our perceptions challenged to think of this location as something much bigger than just a place to shop and eat?

From Pedestrianisation to Commercial Gentrification
Cities (abstract)

Through the implementation of pedestrianisation projects, it is possible to create economically competitive and liveable urban areas, while the security and attractiveness of city centres are significantly increased by the improved accessibility provided by these schemes.

March 1, 2017
Coffee and Gentrification
The McGill International Review

Development in most cases disguises itself as the advancement of society by creating a better atmosphere to live in terms of social and economic standards. But what about gentrification?

February 27, 2017
February 26, 2017
New Model Could Help Cities Predict Gentrifying Neighborhoods
The Next City

Ken Steif, director of the Urban Spatial Analytics grad program at the University of Pennsylvania, says it’s remarkable how cities are still struggling to stop displacement when investment starts to rise, given tons of research on gentrification and urban policy.

February 20, 2017
How Tech Campuses Spur Gentrification

To maximize productivity, insular tech campuses intentionally isolate workers, their time, and their money, sequestering employment and economic opportunities away from the communities around the campus. And once that bubble is in place, it tends to self-perpetuate.


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