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Gentrification

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 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Atlanta has allocated $11.9 million of its $45 million budget for the Beltline for affordable housing.
Curbed Atlanta
Blog post
May 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
The study of gentrification took center stage at the recent conference of the Urban Affairs Association. It's up to planners to put all of that research to good use.
Josh Stephens
May 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Recent studies have called into question the predominant narratives on gentrification. A more precise definition of the term as it works in the United States is required.
Slate
May 6, 2019, 10am PDT
Black neighborhoods near city centers are diversifying as whites move in and buy up properties. But the influx of these higher-income residents is leading to more divisions than inclusivity.
The New York Times
April 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Senate Bill 50, by Scott Wiener, advanced on two fronts last week: On Wednesday, it passed easily out of its first committee with new "Minneapolis-style" amendments. On Sunday, it received a New York Times editorial endorsement.
CALmatters
April 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
In the face of displacement and gentrification, residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo, NY point to tech-giant Google's map service as one among many possible causes.
OneZero via Medium
April 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Change was slow to come to a neighborhood in Cleveland, but not everyone is pleased with what a new riverside bike path will bring with it.
Cleveland.com
April 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Nashville has a great deal going for it, but rising housing costs and gentrification could take it down a darker path.
The Guardian
Feature
April 22, 2019, 5am PDT
Capital City casts planners as lackeys, serving the forces of capitalism.
Josh Stephens
April 17, 2019, 10am PDT
When it comes to identifying and repairing the underlying causes of gentrification, there's plenty of blame to go around.
City Observatory
April 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Neighborhood rezonings that disproportionately displace minority residents could violate the Fair Housing Act, advocates say.
Brooklyn Eagle
April 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Concern about gentrification in urban areas has dominated the urbanism discussion for more than a decade now, at the expense of a more informed understanding of urban dynamics and the potential for more effective action.
University of Minnesota Law School
April 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Pete Buttigieg, in his eighth and final year as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a formerly shrinking Rust Belt city, is on a roll in his bid to capture the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump next year. The Indy Star looks at his record.
The Indianapolis Star
March 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Large mixed-use projects aren't getting an automatic greenlight in New York City anymore.
Crain's New York Business
March 28, 2019, 8am PDT
A book by Loretta Lees and Martin Phillips, published in 2018, is reviewed and recommended to "graduates studying anthropology of cities, urbanism, geography, and new urban identities."
Electronic Green Journal
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Curbed Seattle
March 15, 2019, 10am PDT
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