Diversity, Gentrification Collide

Market forces are verwhelming good intentions in Decatur, where minority residents are being priced out of the rapidly gentrifying city east of Atlanta.
August 5, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Keeping the city's diversity was a major goal in a 10-year strategic plan approved in July 2000, to be accomplished with more tax breaks for the elderly, construction of affordable homes and apartments, even marketing campaigns to attract racial and ethnic minorities to town... But city officials' best efforts don't appear to be enough. Residents say trends revealed in the last census -- showing Decatur's population becoming richer, whiter and younger -- are continuing."

Thanks to Governing.com

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Published on Sunday, August 3, 2003 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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