Gentrification

2 days ago
Inequities in healthcare are linked to inequities in urban planning, a public health researcher argues.
Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability
3 days ago
Germantown has acquired many more wealthy residents without displacing many of its long-term residents or losing its diversity.
Next City
July 12, 2018, 8am PDT
A grassroots plan seeks to cultivate a sustainable, affordable center of Black culture in the neighborhood of Albina.
Curbed
July 12, 2018, 6am PDT
The picturesque neighborhood of Adams Morgan is becoming whiter and more affluent, but it also hasn't developed much new housing.
Greater Greater Washington
July 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Quarters can be cramped for growing families in Philadelphia's many two-story rowhouses. Rather than decamp to the suburbs, more and more homeowners are simply adding a third story, known as an "overbuild."
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab
June 27, 2018, 5am PDT
My pitches for space usually centered around the developer’s needs and not the needs of the neighborhood or its residents. I didn’t pay much attention to what impact those events would have on the surrounding neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
June 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
Chicago's current housing policies aren't protecting or producing affordable housing in gentrifying areas, so Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a restructuring of the government. Advocates are skeptical of the idea.
Chicago Tribune
June 26, 2018, 8am PDT
Low-income residents are more likely to use transit, and transit needs riders. The relationship seems ripe for mutual benefit.
TransitCenter
June 25, 2018, 6am PDT
From an environmental perspective, transit oriented development is hard to argue. From a socio-economic perspective, transit oriented development must make room for all income levels, according to this opinion piece posted on the NRDC website.
NRDC's onearth
June 18, 2018, 11am PDT
A lawsuit against the District of Columbia claims deliberate actions to attract "creative" workers discriminates against low-income and African American residents.
DCist
June 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver is developing a plan to weaken the impacts of real estate speculation along the route of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension.
The Georgia Straight
June 5, 2018, 8am PDT
The state of Georgia's Opportunity Zones designations included one choice that raised questions about the purpose of the new federal program.
WABE
May 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Laws that control rent-stabilized apartments have been weakened over the last 25 years while the surging economy drives many of these units into the free market.
The New York Times
May 11, 2018, 11am PDT
YIMBYs don't understand poverty, claimed one social justice group. Few, if any, connections with equity groups and too many with tech companies may have helped doom SB 827's chances of making it to first base in the legislature this year.
Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Prices remain depressed in most formerly redlined neighborhoods, but several such areas in Denver now boast higher home values than the city as a whole.
The Denver Post
May 1, 2018, 9am PDT
Where is gentrification most likely to occur in cities like Detroit? And how can that data guide policy? A new report provides some insight.
Forbes
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
Curbed
April 10, 2018, 7am PDT
Low-income residents have scattered to the periphery, where social services are less accessible.
The Washington Post
April 10, 2018, 6am PDT
A new program based in the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia aims to encourage community ownership of urban re-investment.
The Philadelphia Citizen