Albuquerque's Gentrification

Have the members of the creative class become the 'shock troops' for downtown gentrification?
June 7, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"These shock troops of the next generation economy, the creative class that has made Albuquerque's central city hot again, are our gentry: their bank accounts make them potential home owners, not renters. Their education and taste make them likely to create a lively, stimulating community attractive to others with similar interests. It is because of them that the many loft, apartment and town house projects, which have been or will soon be built in Downtown, are financially possible. They will soon have accomplished, indeed are already well underway with, the literal transformation of the Downtown core."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism Listserv

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Published on Monday, June 7, 2004 in Alibi
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