Gentrification

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It's Not Always a Bad Thing for Rents to Rise With Transit Growth

If displacement is kept in check, there are great social benefits to reducing household transportation costs.

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Does New Mass Transit Always Have to Mean Rapidly Rising Rents?

U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.

Christopher T. Martin

Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?

The project's been a huge early success, but the mass transit component is lagging, and there are already affordability concerns along completed portions of the trail. 

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There's Basically No Way Not to Be a Gentrifier

It doesn't matter where you live. You're displacing someone, and making income segregation worse.

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London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis

A melodrama with roots in reality.

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No One Is Happier About Berlin Being 'Over' Than Berlin

North American media have proclaimed the city is no longer the apogee of cool, and that's just fine.

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A San Francisco Woman Claims She Was Attacked for Wearing Google Glass

The latest in the ongoing anti-tech Bay Area class war.

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Blame Overbearing Government for Gentrification, Not Just Neo-Liberalism

The exploding housing prices we see today are a result of policy decisions made decades ago.

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In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown

The Braves are moving out and the Falcons are building a new home. But after decades of empty promises, few are cheering.

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Animating New York's Building Boom With Google Street View

In GIFs.

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Why Gentrification Is So Hard to Stop

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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Why Gayborhoods Matter

We're still limited in our ability to track the U.S. LGBT population, but there does appear to be a connection between gay neighborhoods and some of the markers of gentrification.

Chris Walker

The Google Bus Didn't Cause San Francisco to Become Super Expensive, But It May Be Accelerating the Process

A visual study.

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Hamburg's Neighborhood Redevelopment Battle Has Led Police to Declare a State of Emergency

An explosive struggle has pitted developers against the city's ultra-left.

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Urbanist Buzzwords to Rethink in 2014

Yes, including the word "urbanism."

Why I'm Not Embarrassed to Have Been Fooled by the Google Bus Protest Hoax

People are angry about Silicon Valley's private shuttles for some very real reasons.

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10 Unusual Ideas to Fight Crime

These latest research-backed policy proposals may surprise you.

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Is a Favela Still a Favela Once It Starts Gentrifying?

Rents are going up in Rio's informal housing communities. What, if anything, should the city do about it?

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The Gentrification Puzzle

Why does this phenomenon affect some cities much more than others?