Gentrification has almost been labeled a veritable dirty word in many urbanist circles, oversimplified by some to encompass “societal ills” that should probably be called out for what they are. But whether alluding to racism and displacement, rising rent prices or new development, it’s not an easy subject to cover (which probably explains why it took us so long).
Join us on this week’s episode where we explain our personal feelings towards the phenomenon — the good and the bad — and learn more about what one community in Brooklyn is doing to prevent gentrification before it starts courtesy of Next City.
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Articles referenced in this episode:
Main article from Next City — In New York, A Neighborhood Makes a Pre-gentrification Plan: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/new-york-brownsville-jobs-businesses-arts-hub-economic-development
NPR on the Tulsa Riot (audio): http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=532076186:532076188
City Lab — Toward Being a Better Gentrifier: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/06/toward-being-a-better-gentrifier/531324/
Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode