I think it’s not a competition and stand by the fact that it’s a false comparison. Imagining the inner city is erroneous. Look at Detroit. Look at the cities where invisible communities are continually displaced. I think the article doesn’t need the comparison because it’s not a competition.
Having richer people around doesn’t mean they’ll care of the disenfranchised (hello, homelessness in SF) and growth can push people out. It just lets the waiting middle class rise.