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Tag Archives: Gentrification

August 15, 2016
We May Be Gentrified, But Our Culture Doesn’t Have to Die
The Black Urbanist

What’s next for cultures and communities of color who are left in the wake of the racism and greed that drives many gentrification conversations in our cities? How do we overcome the drama of losing our homes and stores and schools and jobs and bus stops and our friends to better pastures?

August 14, 2016
Before the Artists, No One Lived in SoHo
History News Network

Aaron Shkuda ‘s The Lofts of SoHo: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980 tells the story of a remarkable transformation of a run-down industrial area in New York City located South of Houston Street in lower Manhattan.

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July 31, 2016
Why King’s Cross is London’s New Center of Cool
Travel and Leisure

The sooty tangle of railways and derelict warehouses around King’s Cross was once the UK capital’s seediest quarter. Now, it’s home to an ambitious urban renewal project—and has become an unlikely model for the city’s future.

July 28, 2016
July 27, 2016
Skinning the City
The Nature of Cities

Rapacious development is churning and devouring neighborhoods. Gathering places are first on the chopping block.

July 14, 2016
White Privilege and Gentrification in Denver
The Guardian

For the first time in its history, Denver is so desirable that its vast neighbourhoods of bungalows are proving finite. The cost of this growth is the displacement of the city’s remaining working class.

July 11, 2016
Thoughts on Gentrification and Transit Improvements
Second Avenue Sagas

Opposing transit upgrades because they may lead to displacement seems to suggest that we cannot solve accessibility and affordability as improving accessibility decreases affordability. Over the years, studies have shown that transit access will be a factor in increased rents and gentrification, but transit access isn’t the only factor.

July 10, 2016
South L.A. Getting First High Rise, Residents Divided
Los Angeles Times

Hints of gentrification have popped up in South L.A. lately, but what developers want to do at the intersection of La Cienega and Jefferson boulevards would be dramatic even by the standards of the development boom hitting the city.

July 5, 2016
Radical Feminist Cycling Gang is Fighting Gentrification in L.A.
L.A. Weekly

Six years ago, Xela de la X founded the radically feminist bike posse Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade. The all-women-of-color collective hails from the Eastside and is proudly composed of disenfranchised women banding together for self-representation and grassroots organizing efforts.

July 4, 2016
Can Affordable Workplace Policies Prevent Gentrification?
Planning Practice and Research

The displacement of small businesses in cities with rising land values is of increasing concern to local communities. This article explores the perception of such gentrification as both a problem and an opportunity, and considers the implications of state intervention in London.

June 30, 2016
The True Cost of Environmental Gentrification

Minorities are more likely to live closer to sources of industrial pollution and endure poorer air and water quality than his white contemporaries; what are the broader health effects of this inequality?

June 29, 2016
How the Can 1880s Explain Gentrification
Washington Post

More than a century ago, before the rise of electric streetcars, the Model T and modern suburbs, the rich lived in the hearts of cities and the working class farther out. We are, perhaps, returning to that old pattern.

June 26, 2016
Why Can’t Harlem Stop Gentrification?

Too often, the gentrification of working class neighborhoods is deemed “inevitable” when it is not. Just as gentrification is often promoted by upzoning and other city laws, communities can pass measures to prevent or at least slow this process.

Gentrification Can, And Must, Be Managed

If we don’t become more intentional about how the benefits of urban living are distributed, we’ll find our new metro areas look frustratingly similar to our current ones.

June 20, 2016
Surprising Cities Where Gentrification is Displacing Poor

Walk down once-gritty neighborhood streets in many American cities and the telltale signs may be all around you. The coffee bar on the corner selling $5 latte macchiatos. The high-rise luxury condo building going up at record speed. The cocktail bar, the artisan pastry shop.

June 17, 2016
Is Gentrification a Threat to Fashion Capitals?
Business of Fashion

Waves of young creatives are abandoning New York and London for lower rents and a better quality of life in places like Berlin and Los Angeles. Should the fashion industry be worried?

Should We Have Federal Anti-Gentrification Zones?

The federal government should establish neighborhood anti-gentrification zones where vulnerable tenants could form cooperatives to purchase their apartment buildings away from predatory landlords, according to a policy report revealed today by Democratic State Senator Adriano Espaillat.

June 15, 2016
The Gentrification of a Rio Favela
The Guardian

Residents of Babilônia complain they are being callously pushed out as the favela undergoes a rapid ‘upgrade’ ahead of this summer’s Olympics. Jo Griffin, who has been working there, hears the inside story of Rio’s gentrification project.


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