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Tag Archives: Gentrification

May 9, 2017
May 8, 2017
Where Richard Florida’s New Book Fails
Inside Higher Ed

In the academic twitterverse, there’s a running joke about “reviewer #2.” This is the reviewer who trashes a perfectly good piece because it isn’t the piece he would have written. In reading Richard Florida’s new book, The New Urban Crisis, I felt some reviewer #2 coming on.

May 7, 2017
17 Years of Metro-Induced Gentrification in Taipei
Cities (abstract)

The present study explores the relationship between metro systems and gentrification in Taipei; it particularly tests whether access to metro stations induces gentrification, metro-induced gentrification occurs in, and differs between in both inner and outer city areas.

May 4, 2017
High Rent Is Bad For The Planet

The civically engaged environmentalist — that’s what you’re trying to be here — prioritizes people alongside trees and avoiding plastic straws. So: Let’s talk about where people can afford to live.

When Suburbs Start To Gentrify

Must we become passive observers to the destruction of one of Melbourne’s most culturally diverse and socially rich suburbs?

May 3, 2017
How the High Line Changed NYC
The Village Voice

Is the High Line a hyper-elite vestige of ‘growth-machine’ politics and hyper-gentrifying creative city boosterism, or is it a truly public space on par with Central Park?

When Suburbs Also Begin To Gentrify
The Conversation

Those who value “multiculturalism” and “access to the city” as key markers of a vibrant, progressive city will find these attributes in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. Yet, at the same time, they will find them under threat through the forces of gentrification.

May 1, 2017
April 30, 2017
Austin’s Human Rights Commission Reviews CodeNEXT
Austin Monitor

The city’s Human Rights Commission is taking a look at CodeNEXT in an attempt to understand the implications of the controversial overhaul of Austin’s land development code on vulnerable populations.

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.


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