Does Gentrification Preclude Diversity?

The seventh-largest US city typifies 'new urbanism' and growth. But some fret about squeezing out the poor.
February 26, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Coping with twin national trends - suburban empty-nesters returning to urban living and cities creating more human-scale communities in old industrial districts - San Diego is confronting a perennial issue for urban-renewal projects from California to Cleveland to Boston: When money pours in and property values rise, do poorer, more ethnically diverse neighborhoods get shoved aside? Does gentrification preclude diversity?

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Published on Thursday, February 26, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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