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Tag Archives: Gentrification

October 5, 2016
Atlanta BeltLine Visionary Speaks Out on Public Resignation
Streetsblog USA

It was a big deal last week when Gravel announced he was resigning from the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Board — the funding arm of the project — due to concerns about gentrification. We caught up with Gravel to learn more about why he took a very public stand on this issue.

Does Berlin’s Anti-Gentrification Law Work?
Guardian Cities

In the newly hip district of Neukölln, locals have joined forces to enact laws against property owners’ attempts to renovate, modernise – and drive up rents. But not everyone thinks this ‘social environment protection’ is good for Berlin

October 3, 2016
How Hollywood Handles Gentrification
The Guardian

The tension of yuppies encroaching on downmarket neighbourhoods has long been food for two classic film genres, writes Peter Bradshaw – horror and satire.

October 2, 2016
A Student’s View of Boston’s Gentrification
The Guardian

As the new academic year starts, an editorial written by university students in Boston admits that, as temporary residents willing to pay high rents, they should take responsibility for speeding the gentrification of some neighborhoods.

How Migration to Cities Mars Their Future
Washington Post

Although Jacobs spent a lot of time pondering what could make urban economies succeed — the theme running across several of her books — she devoted much less attention to the possibility that success might create its own complications.

September 26, 2016
September 25, 2016
Chicago River Gentrification Worries Industrial Businesses
Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and local aldermen are looking to change the rules that have long protected industry along the North Branch corridor hugging the Chicago River as condo developers are champing at the bit to get more homes built in the area.

Gentrification and Residential Mobility in Philadelphia
Regional Science and Urban Economics (abstract)

Using an individual-level, longitudinal data set, this study examines mobility rates and residential destinations of residents in neighborhoods during the recent housing boom and bust in Philadelphia for various strata of residents and different types of gentrification.

September 19, 2016
‘There Goes the Neighborhood’ Podcast Response
Alex Block

There Goes the Neighborhood is a podcast series from The Nation and WNYC, which provides a look into the public perception of rezoning East New York. While reporters and producers get the strong emotional response on tape, I do have a few criticisms.

September 18, 2016
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September 6, 2016
One Dallas Woman’s Stand Against Gentrification
Dallas Morning News

“I’m like the old man from Up,” Tracy Popken Springer said when I called her last week, referring to Pixar’s cartoon hold-out who refused to sell his beloved home to developers drowning his neighborhood with concrete towers.

September 5, 2016
HUD to Rethink Veto of SF’s Preference Housing Law
SF Gate

HUD said Friday it will reconsider its rejection of San Francisco’s neighborhood preference housing law, which local officials are pushing as a tool to help low-income residents stay in the city at a time of rising rents and rampant gentrification.

August 31, 2016
Mapping Gentrification Along L.A.’s Transit Lines

As part of a joint project with UC Berkeley, the Urban Displacement Project analyzed data relating to a number socioeconomic, demographic and housing characteristics to map neighborhood change in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

August 30, 2016
Reflections on the Study of Gentrification
City & Community

Although studies on gentrification have been conducted for the past 50 years, it seems that there is currently a resurgence of interest in the topic. But scholarly findings and cultural connotations often differ when attempting to locate it.

August 29, 2016
Chicago’s Chinatown Keeps Getting Bigger and Better

In cities like San Francisco, New York City and Boston – where colorful Chinatown districts have long been a vital part of the metropolitan framework – versions are shrinking and Chinese residents leaving. Chicago is a notable exception.

August 25, 2016
Gentrification and Demographic Trends in Washington, D.C.
Chicago Policy Review

No discussion on urban revitalization is complete without addressing the issue of gentrification. This byproduct of redevelopment has proven to be a persistent source of tension between new and old inhabitants of urban communities throughout the country.

August 18, 2016
HUD to SF: Anti-Gentrification Plan Promotes Segregation

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had rejected that plan for a senior housing development, writing to the city that it could “limit equal access to housing and perpetuate segregation,” in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

August 15, 2016


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