Posted on 20, Jan | Posted by


Gentrification: Improvement or displacement?

By Tyson McMann

When tasked with redeveloping community neighbourhoods and revitalizing downtown centres, economic developers can face concerns about gentrification. As Richard Florida explains, gentrification is either the “colonization of poor, minority neighborhoods by affluent whites” or is nothing more than the “natural process of neighborhood transformation and change”. However, as a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia highlights, the effects of gentrification are more complicated than we generally think.

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Posted on 22, Nov | Posted by

TINAN 75 (October 2016)

In TINAN 75 the MDB Insight team looks at:

  • Creating opportunity for all
  • Why are American men leaving the workforce?
  • Innovative solutions to retool cities
  • Gentrification: Improvement or displacement?

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