Gentrification

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Homelessness spiked in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. But the city has made substantial progress in providing housing and services to keep people off the streets.
WBUR
March 7, 2019, 8am PST
A new book by Samuel Stein links planning to the causes of a global finance industry that values worldwide real estate at $217 trillion, or 60 percent of the world's assets.
Next City
February 28, 2019, 12pm PST
When gentrification takes center stage, neglected places facing poverty, segregation, and disinvestment are overlooked.
City Observatory
Blog post
February 24, 2019, 1pm PST
Urban scholar Joel Kotkin says that gentrification has "failed" in Los Angeles. It's a curious notion, since gentrification is generally considered a bad thing. The reality is much more complex than Kotkin suggests.
Josh Stephens
February 19, 2019, 11am PST
An analysis of New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina shows that the neighborhoods most damaged were also the most likely to gentrify.
CityLab
Blog post
February 18, 2019, 1pm PST
Even if new housing reduces rents regionwide, scholars are divided as to when and whether new market-rate apartments reduce rents in nearby blocks. A new study seeks to answer this question.
Michael Lewyn
February 12, 2019, 8am PST
The city of New Orleans is pushing the state to allow property tax relief in neighborhoods where housing values are soaring—the proposal is designed to stabilize neighborhoods undergoing rapid investment and transformation.
The New Orleans Advocate
February 11, 2019, 11am PST
The new linear park will use land under the city’s elevated rail tracks. Worries, however, are emerging about the effects the project will have on surrounding communities, particularly related to affordable housing.
Next City
February 8, 2019, 9am PST
In some Latino neighborhoods, the gentrifiers are also Latinos. The result is a complicated mix of culture, change, and resistance.
Vice
January 29, 2019, 2pm PST
Call it "Tax Breaklandia," according to this Bloomberg article.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
January 26, 2019, 11am PST
A new report focuses on the consequences of gentrification in Vancouver's Chinatown neighborhood.
The Star Vancouver
January 23, 2019, 12pm PST
Pittsburgh is considering a gentrification and displacement prevention measure for longtime residents of rapidly changing neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Feature
January 22, 2019, 5am PST
The following excerpt, written by Daniel Kay Hertz in the introduction to The Battle of Lincoln Park, challenges assumptions about the forces of gentrification in Chicago, with lessons for communities around the country.
Daniel Kay Hertz
January 14, 2019, 12pm PST
Developments around the mall are now subject to tax breaks as part of a new program meant to aid disadvantaged communities.
StarTribune
January 6, 2019, 5am PST
With the threat of sea level rise, homes on higher ground in Miami are becoming increasingly desirable. But they are located in low-income communities of color, and residents are facing rising housing costs and displacement.
Slate
Blog post
January 2, 2019, 5am PST
Looking forward to 2019, Chuck Wolfe reflects on how time living in London—and exposure to many other places during 2018— has highlighted how the physical shell of the old often frames today's sociocultural realities around the world.
Charles R. Wolfe
January 1, 2019, 11am PST
Controversy surrounds a development deal in the city of SeaTac, after the city made a $15.5 million development deal that could displace a local business community powered by immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
The Seattle Times
December 27, 2018, 9am PST
Zócalo Public Square Editor Joe Mathews takes aim at the phrase, “We want to protect the character of the community," calling it a lousy argument in normal times and verging on "treasonous" due to climate change and California's housing crisis.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 22, 2018, 7am PST
Because the rails to trails project left housing up to the market, rising rents were inevitable, claims a new report.
Crain's
December 20, 2018, 7am PST
A decrease in affordable housing, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and demographic changes mean more of the city’s neighborhoods are facing gentrification challenges.
Rice University News & Media