Gentrification

Why Diversity Initiatives Rarely Make Gentrifying Neighborhoods More Equitable

Decatur Square (Photo by Lincolnh) Veronica Edwards knows what gentrification looks, feels and sounds like. When she first heard the word in the …

Cities

Amazon could detonate a gentrification ‘prosperity bomb’ in the mystery city of its new headquarters

• <b>Amazon opened a bid for North American cities to host a new $5 billion campus, and nearly 50 cities have expressed interest.</b>• <b><br>Amazon claims its second headquarters would create 50,000 jobs in the to-be-determined city.</b>• <b><br>Some residents worry that the Amazon headquarters would spur the same problems</b> …

Cities

What Role Do Artists Play in Gentrification?

Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, 2017.In 2015, Los Angeles-born artist London Kaye hung a large, crochet depiction of three children inspired by Wes …

Housing

What Does It Take To See Gentrification Before It Happens?

Gentrification of neighborhoods can wreak havoc for those most vulnerable to change.<p>Sure, access to services and amenities rise in a gentrifying neighborhood. That is a good thing. But those amenities won't do you much good if you're forced to move because of skyrocketing housing costs.<p>That is why …

News (U.S.)

How high-density changes suburbs

LAST year marked the first time that construction began on more higher-density housing in Australia than detached dwellings.<p>While many may claim this …

Housing

How Gentrification is Changing the LA Food Scene

Gentrification: the process of improving a district so that it conforms to higher-class taste.<p>Brooklyn, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles: …

Los Angeles

How Gentrification Is Criminalizing New York City’s Subway Dancers

<i>Photo Credit: Gioncarlo Valentine for Okayplayer</i>Priscilla Ward breaks down just how gentrification and the police are criminalizing ‘Showtime’ for a …

Civil Rights

READ: This Article Explores How Gentrification is Turning NYC's Subway Dancers Into 'Criminals'

A new Okayplayer article profiles street and subway dancers of color who, once a staple of New York City’s commuter culture, find their shows …

New York Police Department

Renters in area where a Waitrose has opened 'up to 50% more likely to be evicted'

Private renters are up to 50 per cent more likely to be evicted from their homes in areas where a Waitrose store has recently opened, new research …

Housing

Gentrification Is About Power: What’s Community Got to Do with It?

City Rising (Trailer)<p>Gentrification is frequently described by its epiphenomena — that is, the appearance of new housing and new restaurants, the …

Cities

Israeli Jewish gentrification in Jaffa - a tale as old as time

Some of my best friends live in Jaffa. Some of them decided to be pioneers there when Tel Aviv became too expensive. As exiles from...<p>Want to enjoy …

City Rising

Gentrification arrives with promises of revitalization but has also developed from a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United …

Santa Ana

Amid Laughs, ‘North Pole’ Web Series Tackles Issues of Gentrification, Climate Change

What do gentrification, global warming and gluten-free donuts have in common? They’re the recipe for a forthcoming seven-episode comedic web series featuring Latino and black protagonists and based in Oakland, Calif.<p>Titled “The North Pole” – both a nod to North Oakland’s nickname and a play on …

Entertainment

How to Stop Gentrification

In September 2005, the New Orleans real-estate developer Finis Shelnutt told a German newspaper of the opportunities Hurricane Katrina had created …

Liberal View

This is how much New York's homeless population would grow if rents went up by just 5%

Gentrification is happening in many major American cities, but it doesn’t just mean that neighborhood demographics change — it can also lead to an …

Housing

Syracuse Explores Gentrification with the (Un)Affordable Housing Fair

The event is run by the school's Manhattan-based Gentrification Lab<p>On August 3 and 4, Syracuse University’s Manhattan-based Gentrification Lab will take a conceptual dive into New York City’s growing state of gentrification through an engaging public exhibition. Titled the (Un)Affordable Housing …

Housing

Bullet-hole decor: the Brooklyn bar on the frontline of the gentrification wars

A venue advertising its ‘bullet-ridden’ wall has caused outrage in Crown Heights, with residents accusing the owner of insensitive stereotyping<p>Despite rapid gentrification, the realities of routine gang violence and its cost remain vivid in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn, New York.<p>So it was …

Brooklyn

Artist Turns Real Estate Promos Into Anti-Gentrification Message

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)Real estate promotional materials juxtaposed with images of dilapidated houses are the basis of an upcoming art exhibit …

Real Estate

Gentlefication, a Gentler Gentrification. | Times Square Chronicles

Gentlefication, a Gentler Gentrification.<p>When I came back to New York City 5 years ago, after living and working in Europe for over 20 years, I …

Times Square

'The Gentrification Song' Is The Inner-City Blues America Deserves From Rap

When Biggie Smalls is nearly banished from Bed-Stuy, the writing is on the wall. An outside mural dedicated in 2015 to the deceased hip-hop icon and Brooklyn native Notorious B.I.G. barely avoided permanent removal last month after the building's landlord threatened to do away with it for major …

Music

Denver gentrification has many looking for solutions

You need to make $93,000 to qualify for a mortgage in Denver.<p>Software programmers, police officers and bus drivers - on average - all make less …

Housing

Is Airbnb Turning NYC’s Brooklyn White? Airbnb Responds

<b>Editor’s note:</b> A quote by Murray Cox has been added to provide full context.<p><b>Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 1:38 p.m. EDT:</b> On Monday <b>The Root</b> …

African-American News

Denver Post readers weigh in on gentrification of city’s neighborhoods (7 letters)

Denver Post fileTraffic moves on Interstate 70 near houses in Denver’s Swansea neighborhood on March 10, 2012.Gentrification, or the displacement of …

Housing

Denver’s communities of color need help now

As a college freshman, Fabian Ibarra works a full-time job, as does his mother, in order to afford rent in his family’s one bedroom apartment in …

Housing

DPS reviewing gentrification, how to keep students in public schools

DENVER -- As the population continues to boom in Denver and home prices skyrocket, some neighborhoods are losing public school students.<p>Denver Public …

Education

How This Knit Shop Owner Is Resisting Gentrification In Brooklyn and Leaving Her Mark

A Black female knit shop owner on taking a stand for your community.<p><i>Brooklyn knit shop owner Claudette Brady</i> <i>has been making her own clothing since</i> …

Brooklyn

How Gentrification Is Undermining the Notion of Black Community and Destroying Black Businesses

Advertisement<p>For decades, Oakland has been the fount of Black culture in the West. The founding hub of the Black Panther Party and the hometown of …

Cities

In Black Panther & The Crew, Hydra’s Getting Into the Most Nefarious Business of All: Gentrification

In this week’s issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ <i>Black Panther & The Crew</i>, T’Challa, Storm, and Misty Knight continue to look into the mysterious death of …

Comics

Good Grief:

Losing and Finding Ourselves on Juneteenth<p>It is Juneteenth 2017, and the new Emancipation Park has been reopened and officially rededicated to its …

South Park

Which Cities Are Gentrifying the Fastest? - KUKUN

Cities change. The cities of even a few decades ago have undergone radical shifts, be they from changing populations, changing housing, or changing …

Real Estate