“Is gentrification really helpful or harmful?” For the first time, researchers have studied the long-term effects of gentrification. Last week, we focused on common myths debunked by this research. This week we focus on the powerful opportunities original residents receive when college educated people move in.
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.