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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

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Tag Archives: Gentrification

August 21, 2017
Institutionalization of ‘The Property Mind’
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

This essay discusses the idea of ‘the culture of property’ and whether it combines the economic and cultural explanations of gentrification.

Beneath the Appearance of Gentrification: Probing Local Complexities
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

In ‘Gentrification in Hong Kong? Epistemology vs. Ontology’, Ley and Teo examine what they find to be the absence of identification and naming of gentrification in Hong Kong. This essay is a response to their argument.

The ‘Appeal’ of Gentrification: Lost in Transposition?
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

This essay takes up the challenge of contextual theory and empirical research through a critical comparative approach that ultimately finds how the expansive gentrification balloon pops as a consequence of assumptions and misassumptions that hides consequential data.

August 20, 2017
Richard Florida is Sorry

For years, Richard Florida preached the gospel of the creative class. His new book is a mea culpa.

San Antonio Mayor Announces Housing Task Force
San Antonio Express-News

In a major policy speech Friday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg laid out his vision for San Antonio, unveiled a task force to address affordable housing and gentrification, and called for an expansion of mass transit while declaring that “San Antonio is open for business.”

August 17, 2017
What Is Climate Gentrification?

From New York’s High Line park to new affordable housing in Oakland, a debate over the accessibility of green design has taken root.

How Climate Change is Fueling Gentrification
Digital Journal

Many cities along our coastlines particularly Miami Beach or Virginia Beach, have wealthier neighborhoods closest to the water while neighborhoods farthest from the beach, at higher elevations, are more affordable. But will climate change reverse this?

August 16, 2017
August 15, 2017
‘Granny Pods’ Help Keep Portland Affordable
National Public Radio

With a lot of cities looking for solutions to rising housing prices, the idea of making it easier for homeowners to add small second units in their backyards and garages is gaining traction.

August 14, 2017
The Pull of Place in Moving Back to a Legacy City
City and Community (abstract)

Why have these individuals chosen to return to a place that they once left? I answer this question using in-depth interviews with young professionals who have moved back to Youngstown, Ohio.

August 9, 2017
How to Stop Gentrification
New Republic

Individuals moving to newly-hip neighborhoods admit they are part of the problem. What can they do?

August 8, 2017
Will Newark’s Revival Serve Its Residents?
New York Times

While the surging real estate market is finally helping the city turn a corner, some worry that it could bypass or force out many longtime residents who have remained through Newark’s long period of trouble.

August 7, 2017
How Skaters Make the City Safer
The Guardian

Skateboarders are the ‘shock troops of gentrification’, making no-go areas secure – and then seeing their newly valuable sites destroyed when the developers move in. Can one much-loved London space buck the trend?

August 6, 2017
Is Climate Change Gentrifying Miami’s Black Neighborhoods?
The Root

Like many predominantly black communities across the country, Liberty City is experiencing a rise in gentrification. But in the case of Liberty City and some other black Miami neighborhoods, gentrification may include another interesting factor: climate change.

August 3, 2017
The Strange Disappearance of de Blasio’s Streetcar Plan
The Village Voice

After being the focus of neighborhood “listening sessions” all last year, followed by questions raised about the project’s financing and an April revelation of a critical internal City Hall report, the onetime showpiece project has largely gone silent.

What Does Gentrification Mean?
Strong Towns

No two people seem to quite agree on what the word “gentrification” means. If you’re at all interested in what shapes our cities, you’re bound to find yourself in a conversation about gentrification eventually—and depending on who you tend to hang out with, you might find yourself in a fight.

August 1, 2017
5 Neighborhood Maps Show Roots of Gentrification
Next City

A new mapping tool from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition illuminates the consequences of the most important history underlying cities in the United States today: the history of redlining.

July 31, 2017
July 30, 2017
July 27, 2017
Who Killed New York City?
New Republic

Jeremiah Moss’s “Vanishing New York” and Tamara Shopsin’s “Arbitrary Stupid Goal” look at what gentrification means for the city—and who’s to blame.

Book Review: The Autonomous City
L.A. Review of Books

The book poses difficult and timely questions: What is the use of local government? What fundamental rights should people enjoy in their own country? Can gentrification ever be stopped under an economic system dependent on growth?


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