Gentrification

9 hours ago
Urbanites' complaints about gentrification have much in common with suburbanites' complaints about commutes. Scarcity due to the ridiculous amount of land zoned for single-family housing deserves as much blame for displacement as gentrification.
The Stranger
2 days ago
Pro-housing activists in San Francisco are blamed for displacement of vulnerable communities because they support luxury housing developments. A report from the independent progressive website, Truthout, ties YIMBYs to the "alt-right."
Truthout
2 days ago
Yes, planners have expertise to share, but according to this rather pointed critique, they also sometimes forget that other people do too.
CityLimits.org
Blog post
6 days ago

Gentrification—more wealthy people moving into lower-income communities—often faces opposition, sometimes for the wrong reasons. It is important to consider all benefits and costs when formulating urban development policies.

Todd Litman
Blog post
May 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Reports of New York's gentrification are sometimes exaggerated.
Michael Lewyn
May 5, 2017, 5am PDT
The satirical website takes on the darling of community and economic development: the local craft brew industry.
The Onion
May 3, 2017, 9am PDT
A loan program helps non-profits procure affordable apartment buildings that might otherwise be snatched up by speculative developers.
Next City
May 1, 2017, 9am PDT
Groups advocate moving mismanaged properties into the hands of community trusts, and building more affordable housing in Miami.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 12, 2017, 7am PDT
From the beginning of the proposal for the new 11th Street Bridge between Anacostia and Capitol Hill, planners and designers have promised to prevent the displacement of residents living nearby the new amenities offered by the bridge and its park.
Washingtonian
April 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Progressive churches are attracting "younger, trendier demographics" to U.K. city centers.
The Guardian
April 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The report recommends making displacement prevention a more central component of land-use policy.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the Los Angeles metro area expands its transit options, transit-oriented development is following suit. In some neighborhoods, lower-income residents are being displaced.
UCLA Magazine
March 29, 2017, 6am PDT
As the supply of affordable housing in Gowanus continues to diminish, a new coalition demands that any rezoning plan fill the gaps.
The Real Deal
March 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Concerns about affordability and cultural identity are emerging in Mexican-American and African-American neighborhoods in Tucson.
Arizona Public Media
March 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A bill with anti-gentrification goals would charge developers who intend to knock down homes along the city’s new bike trail.
Chicago Tribune
March 11, 2017, 9am PST
In the wake of a very pro-development March election, Los Angeles seems ready to embrace change. But not everywhere. In low-income Boyle Heights, residents have been more militant than most against encroaching gentrification.
CityLab
February 23, 2017, 1pm PST
A new series of articles, launched by a big feature earlier this month, will explore the changes occurring in the famous and beloved city of Nashville.
The Tennessean
February 21, 2017, 12pm PST
Rising land values has made some of the land Sydney, Australia's affordable housing sits on prime targets for redevelopment and gentrification.
South China Morning Post
February 21, 2017, 10am PST
From warehouse to art studio to luxury loft: the SoHo model of industrial-zone gentrification has become familiar around the world. A team of New York-based designers developed a proposal for spreading the benefits of economic growth in these areas.
Soft City
February 5, 2017, 9am PST
As Over-the-Rhine becomes a more prosperous neighborhood, some have undertaken efforts to make sure the long-time residents don't get left behind.
Next City