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Team Hipster: The Argument Against Gentrification

Team Hipster: The Argument Against Gentrification

Let’s discuss the arguments against gentrification

Yuppies In The Ghetto: What Exactly Is Gentrification?

Yuppies In The Ghetto: What Exactly Is Gentrification?

Gentrification. The word conjures everything from visuals of empty-nesters and yuppies sipping lattes from their million-dollar renovated brownstones to angry hipsters and working class people protesting the construction of new buildings where old ones once stood, fighting for the perceived rights of local businesses, lower class families, and urban history. […]

Giving Up The Ghost: When Gentrification Fails

Giving Up The Ghost: When Gentrification Fails

By and large, one of the hardest parts of successfully gentrifying an area is actually picking the right location. Between existing neighborhood conditions, rehabilitation projects, attracting like-minded new residents and later profitable businesses, finding the proper balance in between both the controllable and uncontrollable forces is no simple task. So […]

To Gentrify Or Not To Gentrify: That Is The DIYer’s Question

To Gentrify Or Not To Gentrify: That Is The DIYer’s Question

Now that we’ve not only looked at the definition of gentrification, the socio-political-economic reasons why it happens, and the pros and cons of the phenomenon, it’s time to talk about what that means to you, the average DIY enthusiast. The tricky thing about gentrification is that you may not notice […]

Team Yuppie: The Argument For Gentrification

Team Yuppie: The Argument For Gentrification

Now that we know what gentrification is and the socio-economic factors that contribute to its occurrence, we’re going to delve into the main arguments surrounding it — the pros and the cons of the phenomenon as it relates to urban areas and the people who reside in them. Since this […]

Urban Chic, Baby Boomers And Desegregation — The Forces Behind Gentrification

Urban Chic, Baby Boomers And Desegregation — The Forces Behind Gentrification

To gain a true grasp on gentrification, you have to understand it past the modern impression of the word. So shake from your mind the images of angry hipsters, aging babyboomers, and sassy gays — we have to go back a bit in time (back to the Industrial Revolution in […]

Staying Safe During Urban Revitalization

Staying Safe During Urban Revitalization

In sociology, there’s a school of thought that defines urban areas into circular zones. There’s the center-most, financial center of a city, then outwards from the center (much like rings on a tree) the zones are defined by the socio-economic status of the people who live there. Typically, the further […]