Gentrification and equality

Tanvi Misra writing in CityLab

How gentrification impacts community bonds

Publication date: 2019
Ranking: useful

A girl sits in the arms of a statue in Rittenhouse Square on a warm fall day in Philadelphia

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The article reports on a study which shows that the impact on a community of gentrification can be both positive and negative depending on who you are. It has relevance for anyone working on regeneration and co-design who’s looking at the equality impacts.

So as they state:

“Newcomers may select neighbourhoods that have the potential for the kind of community they seek (think neighbourhoods with a heavy LGBT presence, for example), so the sense of community strengthens.”

Conversely rising house prices may impact on poor sections of a community.”

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