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Tag Archives: Gentrification

May 13, 2013
Why Gentrification?
New Geography

The mostly commonly chosen means, or at least attempted means, of revitalizing central cities that have fallen on hard times is gentrification. Gentrification is the process of replacing the poor population of a neighborhood with the affluent and reorienting the district along upscale lines.

May 12, 2013
Contemporary Infill Gentrification
American Dirt

My latest post is at Urban Indy. It focuses on two small multi-family apartment developments in Fountain Square and Bates-Hendricks, neighborhoods on the near south side of Indianapolis’ downtown that, while still very gritty, have become increasingly trendy in recent years.

April 25, 2013
Urban Infill is a Double Edge Sword
Nashville Ledger

There are certain things about Sylvan Park that lured resident Steve Swartz away from Belle Meade seven years ago, like the variety in architecture and diversity in character of the neighbors.

April 24, 2013
Does Knoxville Gentrification Deserve Support?
Knoxville Metro Pulse

Gentrification. In the past month, I’ve seen the concept defended on a local Internet forum, heard it derided in front-porch gabfests, and seen it awkwardly danced around in community meetings.

April 18, 2013
April 17, 2013
Cartoon: The Gentrification Cycle
Daily Kos

The last panel of this cartoon was inspired by a recent NYT article about the Belgravia district of London, where international jet-setters own much of the real estate.

April 14, 2013
Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization
The Onion, via: @nlamontagne

According to a report released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank, the recent influx of exceedingly affluent powder-wigged aristocrats into the nation’s gentrified urban areas is pushing out young white professionals, some of whom have lived in these neighborhoods for as many as seven years.

April 5, 2013
April 3, 2013
East Portland Rises
Oregon Business

In a city filled with food carts, Mark White is something of a pioneer.

March 21, 2013
Portland’s Controversial “Bike Highway”
Portland Oregonian

Some people call a complicated plan to reduce car lanes and expand bicycle access in North Portland the “Williams bikeway project.” Others refer to it as a “bike highway.”

March 4, 2013
Are Green Cities Elitist?
Environmental and Urban Economics

What do cities such as Boston, Boulder, CO, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland and London have in common?

March 3, 2013
Annual List of Richmond’s Top 10 Innovators
R Home

Neighborhood gentrification is a mixed bag of opportunities and costs for many Richmond residents. Neighborhoods are beautified — but often at the expense of longtime residents who can’t keep up with the efforts of new neighbors.

March 1, 2013
December 31, 2012
Prudent Gentrification Keeps Corktown a Small Village
Globe and Mail

Toronto’s Corktown has seen the worst of modernist planning. In the 1960s, the neighbourhood, which extends from roughly south of Shuter Street and east of Berkeley Street, saw exit ramps from the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway built across its southern reaches…

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