Mapping Displacement Stories

The Regional Plan Association calls on the power of the contemporary Internet to broadcast stories of displacement from around Greater New York.
September 21, 2017, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Regional Plan Association (RPA) has published an interactive, multi-media map to supplement its report "Pushed Out: Displacement in an Unaffordable Region" [pdf].

The interactive map illustrates the RPA's "Displacement Index," which locates Census tracts at risk and Census tracts at risk with a shifting market. Another layer allows testimonials from residents affected by displacement. So, for instance, Ray from East Harlem can describe in his own words his experience as the "Last Tenant Standing" in his apartment building.

The "Pushed Out" report was released in March 2017, but the map is helping promote the report in connection with this week's #RenterWeekofAction.

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Published on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Regional Plan Association
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