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Tag Archives: Gentrification

November 21, 2013
The Gentrification Paradox
Twin Cities Sidewalks

Last month, I got the chance to go to the Creative Time Summit in New York with a group of colleagues from the Twin Cities art world.

November 20, 2013
November 12, 2013
A Gentrifier Rues the New Gentrification in Paris
New York Times

THE northern edge of Paris’s Ninth Arrondissement, near the Place Pigalle, was once known as “la Nouvelle-Athenes,” both for the neo-Classical flourishes of its most graceful blocks and for the creative geniuses who swept in to inhabit them.

Boston Gentrified More than New York City Before Recession
Next City

Love it or hate it, gentrification improves property values. And, between 2000 and 2007, 26 percent of Boston was gentrified outpacing the rest of America’s cities, according to new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

November 3, 2013
October 29, 2013
October 23, 2013
Gentrification of Buenos Aires
Global Site Plans

The term ‘gentrification’ has been defined as a process of urban transformation in which the original population of a marginalized and poor neighborhood or area is progressively displaced by another with a higher income level in a process of profound social change.

October 15, 2013
The San Francisco Exodus
The Atlantic Cities

My friends keep moving to Oakland. Gone from San Francisco for greener pastures and cheaper rents, because it’s just gotten too hard, by which I really mean too expensive.

October 11, 2013
October 10, 2013
The Inevitable Death of Music Scenes
The Atlantic Cities

Who makes the art when no one can afford the rent? This question has come up a lot lately, especially for New Yorkers, perhaps thanks to Bill de Blasio’s “two New Yorks” mayoral campaign.

October 9, 2013
October 8, 2013
Can Realtors Rebrand Oakland
East Bay Express

The rise of the “NOBE” label for an area that includes sections of North Oakland, South Berkeley, and Emeryville has sparked a backlash from neighborhood groups and intensified tensions around gentrification.

October 2, 2013
Gentrification, Shmentrification

One story I’ve read over and over again is as follows: cities are getting richer, so much so that suburbs are turning into slums, and poor people are being driven into suburbia by exploding rents.

September 30, 2013
Gentrification is a Linguistic Weapon

As the challenges of community development have evolved and become more complex especially over the last decade, the language used to frame and define those challenges has failed to change in step, becoming ever more stilted, hollow, and dysfunctional.

September 29, 2013
Whole Foods is Lewis and Clark of Gentrification
Pacific Standard Magazine

“Can you tell an up-and-coming neighborhood by its ’emergent energy’?” So queries the New York Times while drooling over world-class pork chops found, in of all places, Brooklyn.

September 26, 2013
Tech Boom Forcing Longtime S.F. Family Out of Home
San Francisco Chronicle

The underside of the tech-fueled housing boom sweeping San Francisco burst noisily to the surface Wednesday when hundreds of protesters blocked the doorway to a weather-beaten building near Nob Hill to resist the eviction of an elderly Chinese American couple and their disabled daughter.

September 17, 2013
September 16, 2013
What Will Whole Foods Do to the Area?
Northwest Times

Whole Foods Market has been disparaged for eating up whole paychecks, but its tony reputation could have a whole lot of impact on Northwest Indiana’s image.

Portland Gets Proactive on Gentrification

We’ve been talking about gentrification and displacement a bunch here on Rooflines recently. One of the perennial problems in dealing with displacement has always been knowing when to start.

September 9, 2013
September 8, 2013
August 30, 2013


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