What We Really Mean When We Say Gentrification
The focus on gentrifying communities has, in many cases, eclipsed the similar problems facing more stagnant neighborhoods.
Study: Bike Lanes Don't Cause Displacement
A longitudinal study shows that bike facilities don't precede neighborhood change or displacement of residents.
Historic Preservation of LGBTQ Spaces
New research seeks to provide a better understanding of the relationship between historic preservation and neighborhood change in the LGBTQ community.
The Changing Demographics of Denver's Suburbs
The Colorado Demographer's Office is projecting big changes for the demographics of the suburban counties and cities surrounding Denver—even as overall growth for the region is expected to slow.
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Critiquing the Notion of Neighborhood Character
Zócalo Public Square Editor Joe Mathews takes aim at the phrase, “We want to protect the character of the community," calling it a lousy argument in normal times and verging on "treasonous" due to climate change and California's housing crisis.
Regrets of an Accidental Placemaker
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.
Learning from New York
"Manhattanization," a pejorative term coined in San Francisco half a century ago by opponents of tall buildings, needs to be rethought, writes San Francisco Chronicle's Native Son columnist, Carl Nolte, upon return from a weekend trip to New York.
Preserving the Character of Little Tokyo
In the wake of rapid gentrification, an organization in Los Angeles is leveraging the arts to celebrate a community's rich heritage and keep social equity a priority.
Job Growth Accelerates in Urban Centers, Slows on the Periphery
City centers have caught up to suburbs in terms of economic performance, according to new analysis.
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