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From around the world, stunning examples of rapid urban growth | The BuzzBuzzHome Blog

From around the world, stunning examples of rapid urban growth | The BuzzBuzzHome Blog | Gentrification | Scoop.it
From around the world, stunning examples of rapid urban growth http://t.co/vUlNxpSQq9
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Thea Harvey-Brown's curator insight, June 5, 2014 4:14 PM

A cool and also sad visual of urbanization

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Seniors face eviction in Detroit gentrification plan - World Socialist Web Site

Seniors face eviction in Detroit gentrification plan - World Socialist Web Site | Gentrification | Scoop.it
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Seniors face eviction in Detroit gentrification plan
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Retired workers living in a rent-subsidized senior housing building are facing eviction in downtown Detroit.
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Will "filtering" keep housing affordable? - Greater Greater Washington

Will "filtering" keep housing affordable? - Greater Greater Washington | Gentrification | Scoop.it
Will "filtering" keep housing affordable?
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Thea Harvey-Brown's curator insight, June 5, 2014 4:14 PM

the economics of gentrification. Theory: if we build more A Class (expensive) housing, then lower-class housing will have less market incentive to improve their buildings, and therefore rents will stabilize. Interesting article!

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An urban farming oasis is saved from the bulldozer blade

An urban farming oasis is saved from the bulldozer blade | Gentrification | Scoop.it
When the city of Cincinnati announced plans to level a deep-rooted urban garden to make way for housing development, locals fought back -- and won. (RT @iamgreenbean: An urban farming oasis is saved from the bulldozer blade.
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Gentrification and Age-Old Struggles - Detroit Metro Times

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Gentrification and Age-Old Struggles
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However, gentrification and housing have become troubling as the developments begin to boom.
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Yes, South Denver, There Is Life West Of Broadway - Washington Park Profile

Yes, South Denver, There Is Life West Of Broadway - Washington Park Profile | Gentrification | Scoop.it
Yes, South Denver, There Is Life West Of Broadway Washington Park Profile The 278 public-housing units that made up South Lincoln Homes in the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood will be demolished and 900 new units replace will them, likely more...
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The new challenges for urban planners - MIT News

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The new challenges for urban planners
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In a talk at MIT on Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan called for a new wave of creative urban planning to help cities evolve during a time of economic hardship.
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Thea Harvey-Brown's curator insight, March 26, 2014 5:10 PM

The cite focuses more on the economic advantages of gentrifying a neighborhood. It discusses urbanization and the important requisites for a diverse economy. It also discusses climate change, which relate to environmental justice.

 

“The cities that can create and maintain diverse, dynamic neighborhoods, [and] can make great places, in turn draw in companies, services and investments,”

Lily Johnston's comment, June 11, 2014 3:18 PM
It is interesting to think about how gentrification and urban planning are connected. Also, just how vital city planning is to the quality of a city.
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The Perverse Effect Of Street Art On Neighborhood Gentrification

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The Perverse Effect Of Street Art On Neighborhood Gentrification @Worldcrunch Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources (RT @thomashawk: The Perverse Effect Of Street Art On Neighborhood Gentrification - All News Is Global |
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Thea Harvey-Brown's curator insight, March 26, 2014 5:16 PM

A great quote: "But little by little, the gentrification of urban areas gained momentum and "broke the social fabric," says graffiti artist Da Cruz. Luxurious buildings flourished everywhere, driving rent prices through the roof. The arrival of rich people caused the poorest residents to leave. Part of the street art scene denounced these urban transformations."

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This article draws on the more global aspect of gentrification, targeting areas in Paris and beyond. The graffiti example gives insight to the cultural component of gentrification, and how economic priorities have often bulldozed cultural essentials.