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Displacement

Yesterday
Mobile home parks in Colorado provide another example of how a soaring real estate market displaces low-income communities.
Associated Press
3 days ago
Denny Zane reminds policymakers that local, community-focused decision making truly trumps the 'top-down, one-size-fits-all' legislative approach to housing.
The Planning Report
September 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Portland wants to add density but doesn't want to displace current residents of low- and middle-income neighborhoods.
The Oregonian
September 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Charles Loveman, executive director of Heritage Housing Partners, explains the historical role that subsidized demand played in spurring housing production and the value of low to moderate-income affordable homeownership development.
The Planning Report
Blog post
August 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Michael Lewyn
August 22, 2019, 10am PDT
Using a mid 20th-century painting as his point of reference, Benjamin Schneider points out that the vast, disruptive changes we often associate with San Francisco are only affecting the city's eastern side.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 21, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities in flyover country are facing new redevelopment challenges as companies relocate from costly coastal cities. In St. Louis, downtown revitalization has also brought plans to tackle blight, and the consequences for residents could be immense.
CityLab
August 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, is the rare California city quickly adding housing units to the urban core. Local businesses are struggling to hang on as construction changes the fabric of the neighborhood.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
A feature article revisits the gentrification and displacement discussion, especially as it pertains to racial and economic demographics, in one of the nation's most troubled and challenging housing markets.
The Mercury News
August 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
“We could use some gentrification here.” Let's never say this—we must refrain from debating the long-term likelihood of gentrification in distressed places.
Shelterforce Magazine
August 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The question of whether there is space for children in rapidly changing cities was under investigation in two recent studies with somewhat contradictory findings.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
July 21, 2019, 7am PDT
Residents of Washington, D.C. report being very concerned about being forced to move by rising housing prices.
WAMU
July 17, 2019, 7am PDT
A comprehensive national study finds that for many original residents of gentrifying neighborhoods, the effects of gentrification can have positive effects.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
The findings of a recent research project reveal the demographic concentration of evictions in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
MinnPost
June 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.
Next City
June 12, 2019, 5am PDT
Acknowledging anti-development sentiments currently simmering at an "all-time high," New York's planning director Marisa Lago defended de Blasio administration policies like mandatory inclusionary housing.
Crain's Business New York
June 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Displacement concerns surrounding stadium plans for the FC Cincinnati Major League Soccer team have grown into a citywide call for development approvals reform.
WVXU Cincinnati
May 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns sits down for an interview with Derek Avery, "a community-conscious real-estate developer based in Dallas, TX."
Strong Towns
May 16, 2019, 10am PDT
Before his death in March, Hussle has plans for an opportunity zone investment fund that would ensure the community wouldn’t lose out in the development process.
Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Planning Commissioners in Cincinnati talked a lot about the severed trust between the city, residents, and the Major League Soccer team FC Cincinnati at a hearing last week.
Cincinnati Business Courier