Gentrification

March 7, 2016, 12pm PST
In a city looking to land use regulations for answers to an affordable housing crisis, one collection of community groups attempted to create a plan of their own.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 1, 2016, 5am PST
Rents are on the rise in Pittsburgh, prompting some longtime residents to relocate farther away. Race, as well as class, figures heavily in this narrative.
Carnegie Museum of Art Blog
February 29, 2016, 10am PST
Low prices and a less frenetic working environment are drawing tech employees to Portland, Oregon. Gentrification may loom, but along with it may come expanded economic opportunities for the city and state.
Bloomberg Business
February 23, 2016, 12pm PST
That beautiful new bike lane, known as the 606, in Chicago has brought along with it local concerns about gentrification. The city and a local non-profit have teamed up to create a loan program to help current residents stay ahead of the curve.
DNAinfo Chicago
February 19, 2016, 11am PST
A recent unofficial tally on Yelp found that 20 of the 70 Boston dive bars listed on the site had recently closed. The Boston Globe examines the trend.
The Boston Globe
February 18, 2016, 10am PST
The benefits of diverse classroom settings are well established. How then to protect diversity in schools when the surrounding neighborhood is quickly becoming homogenous?
The New York Times
February 17, 2016, 11am PST
According to the real estate website, urban home values are growing faster than those in the suburbs, bucking a longtime trend. This isn't exactly surprising, but it has serious social justice implications.
Puget Sound Business Journal
February 1, 2016, 5am PST
In an attempt to force out organized crime and bring in a better class of tourist, the local government has forced the closure of brothels in the city's famed Red Light District.
The Guardian
January 25, 2016, 12pm PST
Neighborhoods like Cherry in the fast-growing city of Charlotte are faced with intense pressures in the real estate market. The city is scrambling to craft a plan that can leverage the city's assets to the benefit of the whole city.
Next City
January 22, 2016, 5am PST
Cartoonists have been satirizing the issue of gentrification for almost a century. Witness the evolution of gentrification political cartoons in an article by The Guardian.
The Guardian Cities
January 18, 2016, 6am PST
Canadian researchers made the case at the Transportation Research Board this past week that improved bike infrastructure and neighborhood gentrification go hand in hand. They used research gathered fromi Portland and Chicago.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 10, 2016, 5am PST
There is hidden economic diversity even in one of the most famous (and toniest) of zip codes.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 9, 2016, 11am PST
New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman, usually an astute observer, must have been having an off day when he made a completely incorrect assessment in his column on gentrification in New York City.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 3, 2016, 7am PST
The Wyvernwood Garden Apartments, a large-scale low-rise development opened in 1939, are at the center of a preservation debate. Lauren Walser gives us the case for keeping them.
National Trust For Historic Preservation
December 30, 2015, 7am PST
In a state famous for affordability, people are beginning to ask a question more commonly associated with San Francisco or New York: Is Houston becoming home only to the affluent and the elite?
Houston Chronicle
December 20, 2015, 1pm PST
Washington, D.C. provides a model for trends found in other cities: people living near transit are trending younger, whiter, and more educated.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
December 17, 2015, 12pm PST
East Portland is home to 25 percent of the city's residents—many of which are low-income or immigrants. The East Portland Action Plan aims to protect the community as a wave of gentrification approaches.
The Oregonian
December 16, 2015, 8am PST
Planners and community development housing activists and professionals need to start thinking about housing policy as "both...and." It is not reasonable to couch housing policy as either unfettered building or only rent.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 8, 2015, 7am PST
Gentrification is happening faster than our ability to track it via census data. What is rental data telling us now?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Blog post
December 1, 2015, 5am PST
Whether gentrification is common depends on how one defines it.
Michael Lewyn