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Posts in category “Gentrification”

After Two Decades of Growth, Philadelphia Still Feels Left Behind

The author of Friday Night Lights also profiled the death and life of American cities.

Posted August 17th, 2018

New Housing Can Spur Growth In Cities Left for Dead

For depopulated urban cores, jobs aren’t the only issue.

Posted July 27th, 2018

Are Baby Boomers Excluding Millennials From Neighborhood Assocations?

Economic obstacles and insular attitudes keep many neighborhoods from welcoming newcomers.

Posted May 25th, 2018

How a Denver Coffee Shop Exploded the Gentrification Debate

A poorly worded sign “embarrassing in its condescension” elicits fierce backlash from locals leery of their neighborhood’s upscale transformation.

Posted April 10th, 2018

Rust Belt Cities Need Investment, Not Gentrification Worries

In Akron, we desperately need any kind of investment in urban housing.

Posted April 6th, 2018

We Should Not Fear Gentrification In the Rust Belt

Squelching private investment in the urban core will only perpetuate inequality and economic segregation.

Posted January 5th, 2018

The Surprisingly Walkable Jersey Shore

Many old beach towns realize the highest ideals of urbanism.

Posted August 18th, 2017

The Redemption of Richard Florida

From creative class to working class.

Posted July 14th, 2017

When Historic Preservation Depends on Gentrification

To survive, smaller cities need economic and cultural capital.

Posted July 7th, 2017