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Gentrification

Yesterday
Two aldermen want to halt all development activity The 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, in Chicago to slow gentrification near the popular linear park.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
2 days ago
Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?
Michael Lewyn
5 days ago
The A’s want to build a new stadium, housing, and office space on waterfront property in Oakland. However, the project would involve massive corporate handouts and threaten the jobs and housing of African-American residents.
The Mercury News
December 30, 2019, 7am PST
Much of the debate about housing shortages and rising housing costs focuses on single-family housing as the main culprit. But could it also be part of the solution?
Curbed
December 21, 2019, 11am PST
As the 52nd Street corridor in West Philly attracts new development interest, community leaders are working to ensure that current residents won't get swept away with the new investment.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 2019, 9am PST
A new plan lays out strategies to keep housing affordable for low- and moderate-income residents along the corridor of Maryland’s new Purple Line.
WAMU
December 18, 2019, 1pm PST
A California cooperative brings together investors to make homeownership more accessible and finance housing projects that help to slow gentrification.
Next City
December 18, 2019, 7am PST
Rents have grown as much as 28 percent in the last year over the past year in the neighborhood of Midtown in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
December 10, 2019, 6am PST
A new illustrate comic strip published by the Nib examines "Jane Jacobs vs. The Power Brokers."
The Nib
December 8, 2019, 9am PST
The rezonings in question occurred during the Bloomberg administration, but advocates are seizing on the relevance of that experience to the rezonings of the de Blasio administration.
Curbed New York
December 6, 2019, 7am PST
Manhattan Valley has seen little development, but an influx of young families, new restaurants, and a community-driven planning effort are stirring the pot.
Crain's New York Business
December 2, 2019, 9am PST
Inequality is growing faster in large metropolitan areas, according to a New York Times data visualization.
The New York Times
November 24, 2019, 1pm PST
The local planning commission for South Los Angeles rejected a controversial multi-family housing development proposed for a location adjacent to a future light rail station.
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2019, 12pm PST
The idea that new development results in rising costs for renters in the surrounding neighborhood drives a new effort in Los Angeles.
Curbed Los Angeles
November 11, 2019, 1pm PST
An editorial cites newly released analysis of changes on the North Brooklyn Waterfront since a 2005 rezoning.
The New York Post
November 8, 2019, 12pm PST
The New York Times notes the gentrification of Fort Greene, but caters to the people would looking for places to live in the neighborhood.
The New York Times
November 8, 2019, 11am PST
The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.
Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2019, 5am PST
With concerns about gentrification sometimes, and in some places, dominating the discussion, it can be difficult to advocate for revitalization.
Shelterforce
November 1, 2019, 7am PDT
Gentrification "mutates particular neighborhoods" while scarce housing "squeezes entire regions," Devin Michelle Bunten writes. Conflating the two can lead to inaccuracies in understanding.
CityLab
Blog post
November 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Does gentrification always follow massive disinvestment?
Michael Lewyn