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The Closest Look Yet at Gentrification and Displacement

The Closest Look Yet at Gentrification and Displacement | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A new study finds that gentrification improves Philadelphia neighborhoods, but its ripple effects hurt the most vulnerable.
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Gentrification can generate new tax income to improve services and safety, but it can also be detrimental to the poor which are displaced.

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Isabelle McCreless's curator insight, March 12, 2016 3:52 PM

Gentrification can generate new tax income to improve services and safety, but it can also be detrimental to the poor which are displaced.

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In Brooklyn, First Comes Gentrification, Then Comes a Food Co-op - NYTimes.com

In Brooklyn, First Comes Gentrification, Then Comes a Food Co-op - NYTimes.com | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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Urban and ag units

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The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments.
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Malls -ghettoization to Gentrification?  Urban Unit. 

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Why Gentrification Is So Hard to Stop

Why Gentrification Is  So Hard to Stop | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Gentrification isn't new -- it's actually baked into the economic forces that have been driving urban development since the 1950s.
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The deeper problems we miss when we attack ‘gentrification’

The deeper problems we miss when we attack ‘gentrification’ | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Can long-time residents and newly arrived money coexist?
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Urban unit gentrification and its implementation 

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Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification

Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
One urban planning professor has defined this as a process that occurs in discrete stages.
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Youthification vs gentrification.

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Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and dive bars.

To make sure we don't forget the city's past, two New York-based photographers, James...
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A picture is worth a thousand words! Gentrification documented in photos

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:45 AM

unit 7

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 8:03 PM

APHG-U7

Molly McComb's curator insight, March 21, 2015 4:16 PM

New York is such a diverse city that it changes constantly, but in this moment it is now becoming a hub for condos and botiques. Two photographers have set out to take several pictures throughout the city to help preserve some of its classical elements.