Does Gentrification Need to be a Bad Word?
"Reconciling the two edges of that sword -- improvement versus displacement -- is becoming a more urgent issue with each passing year as cities continue to rapidly transform. Rather than being seen as an injustice, can gentrification correct an injustice by returning prosperity to a long-neglected neighborhood?", asks author Will Doig.
"Gentrification has changed large swaths of D.C. in recent years, from Columbia Heights to H Street. Most recently, change has been trickling into the city's poorest area, Ward 8, a district in Southeast Washington that's the home to former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.... Ask two Washingtonians what they think of these changes - even two people from the same neighborhood - and you can get two very different responses."
Thanks to Cate Miller