Gentrification

Dallas Freeway Removal

The Freeway Removal Cause Gains Momentum—But Don't Forget Gentrification and Displacement

The case for freeway in urban areas isn't as unequivocal as it might seem. Plans to undo the damage of the legacies of past freeway planning need to ensure an inclusive future.

July 14, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Gentrification

'Gentrification' Is Not the Real Problem

The conversation about gentrification continually repackages a set of debunked theories as reality and it obscures a set of real crises that need fixing.

June 28, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Pandemic Protest

Columnist: New York City Needs Economic Recovery Strategies Other Than Gentrification

It's a tale of two cities as New York starts to emerge from the pandemic.

June 10, 2021 - The New York Times

Old houses with large porch and colorful siding

Opinion: Freeze Property Taxes in Gentrifying Neighborhoods

A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would help prevent displacement of homeowners in areas experiencing reinvestment and redevelopment.

May 19, 2021 - Dallas Morning News

Texas Apartment Construction

New Developments Lower Rents in Surrounding Neighborhoods, Study Says

A study that made the rounds as a working paper at the beginning of 2019 has now been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

May 11, 2021 - The Review of Economics and Statistics

Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine Wants to Prevent Displacement of Longtime Residents. Is it Too Late?

A program to pay property-tax increases of nearby homeowners is welcome, but "about ten years too late," one advocate says.

May 5, 2021 - Next City

Gentrification

What Is Displacement?

Displacement—the forced relocation of existing residents and businesses was once a desired outcome of the "urban renewal" projects of the 20th century. In the 21st century, displacement is a highly contested, hard to trace, effect commonly linked to gentrification and urban revitalization.

May 3, 2021 - James Brasuell

Los Angeles River

A Comment for the L.A. River Master Plan

Five themes proposed to achieve justice and sustainability for the Los Angeles River and its surrounding communities.

May 3, 2021 - Richard Dion

Los Angeles Arts District Redevelopment

Proposed Megaproject the Latest to Redefine Los Angeles' Core

A proposed $2 billion megaproject would expand the footprint of the ongoing reinvention of Downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods.

April 30, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Aspen

Can Cities Be Saved From 'Supergentrification'?

For other cities struggling with sky-high real estate prices, Colorado’s resort town offers some instructive lessons on what’s working — and what isn’t.

April 28, 2021 - Next City

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