“Is gentrification really helpful or harmful?” For the first time, researchers have studied the long-term effects of gentrification. Over the next two weeks, we will discuss what they found out and what it means for your neighborhood.
In the summer, news outlets cover “scary stories” related to vacation - fleshing eating bacteria, sharks, electrocuting docks, etc. But they are more rare than we are lead us to believe. This blog focuses on another real problem covered by the media. And similar to many summer stories, the problem is much rarer than it seems.
It’s a common thought; we often fear what we do not understand. From Star Trek characters to Marie Curie, it is easy to find quotes about overcoming fears when we better understand something. In conversations around urban life today, there’s a “scary” monster lurking about neighborhoods - gentrification. Today, we’re sharing some research we hope shines a little more light on the anxiety-producing topic.