As cities across the U.S. recovered from the Economic Recession, numerous families and households in urban communities were faced with increasing rent for their homes and local businesses. This was the result of gentrification, which involves increased capital investment in – and the development of – disenfranchised communities. When this investment occurs, the market value…
We Shouldn’t Stop Gentrification, But We Can Make It Less Painful
Change doesn’t always benefit everyone affected by it, and it’s understandable that cities want to help residents who are struggling with the changes caused by the recent urban revival. But change is part of growth, and helping people adapt to redevelopment is a better approach than stifling it.
Urban Geography: Understanding Black Cities and the Black Experience in Cities
Tallahassee is not immune to this contested mode of economic production. The Gaines Street corridor, itself a site of gentrification and urban renewal, has become a key area of residential and commercial development and, presumably, an economic driver for the city.