With summer vacation around the corner, it’s the time of year when news outlets often cover “scary stories” related to summer - fleshing eating bacteria in water, sharks, electrocuting docks, and kidnappings - all real and terrifying events. But they are more rare than the media would lead us to believe. Today, we focus on another real problem widely 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.