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gentrification

jen tri fi kay shuhn

  • n  the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)

  • A new study says gentrification isn't a bad word, and that on average, a changing neighborhood can be a boon for its residents.
  • In response to what I wrote about gentrification not driving low-income minorities from their neighborhoods, the reader tegwar raises a very good point: What exactly do we mean by .
  • It also casts a new light on urban gentrification by baby boomers and yuppies.
News & Articles

  • 'Douchebags Like You Are Ruining San Francisco,' Gen-X Techie Says To Millennial Techies
    There's been enough tech vs. art or rich vs. poor handwringing going around lately that we suppose this was inevitable: A self-proclaimed "part of the gentrification" from the early 90s Mission district and entrepreneur/recovering barista has leveled a stern accusation at the current influx of tech-y folk to the Mission: "Douchebags like you are ruining San Francisco." It's tech-on-tech hate. Or ...
    June 12, 2013 - SFist
  • Linkage: Bowery Buildings Sell; Unearthing Old Union Square Station
    · Gentrification watch: 11 Bowery buildings sell for $62 million · Unearthing hints of the old Union Square station · Business group wants new ferry to Coney · NYC rainfall could increase 10 percent by 2020 · Is now...
    June 11, 2013 - Curbed New York
  • The "L" word
    Friend of mine sent me a great piece from the (I hope this isn't verboten) SFGate about the gentrification of South Boston , the section of Boston once ruled by the iron fist of Jim "Whitey" Bulger.
    June 10, 2013 - San Francisco Bay Guardian
Quotes

  • Lou Reed in Washington Post
    I'm not going to make an album about gentrification,said Reed. "The real thing that's happened in this city is the recovery from 9/11. It's astonishing to be downtown and that hole's still there."
  • Vito Lopez in Flatbush Life
    The intent of my bill is to slow down gentrification and areas like Bushwick, Fort Greene and Red Hook are giving subsidies to market rate development and accelerating gentrification at the expense of minority and working class communities,...
  • Randy Shaw in San Francisco Chronicle
    San Francisco is a city where rising property values are attributed to gentrification and displacement,said Randy Shaw, a local housing activist.

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