Jane Jacobs, Gentrifier?

Prof. Sharon Zukin argues that Jacobs had "a gentrifier’s appreciation of urban authenticity" in her new book, <em>Naked City.</em>
January 11, 2010, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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Zukin tackles the issue of gentrification and the people who lay claim to the authenticity of neighborhoods, particularly in New York. She finds no easy answers, but does believe in the quest to preserve authenticity.

In the New York Post: "In the end, New York City development revolves around who successfully claims ownership of a neighborhood. Conflict arises when 'groups representing the opposing visions claim the same space,' Zukin says, especially in 'the conflict over authentic representations of neighborhoods like Red Hook, between old working-class homeowners, public housing project tenants, and gentrifiers.'"

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Published on Sunday, January 10, 2010 in New York Post
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