Gentrification: Framing Our Perceptions

2018
|   By
Rachel Bogardus Drew ,
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
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Summary
This paper is the first in a series that looks at gentrification and its implications for policymaking. It highlights the importance of measurement to framing our perceptions about gentrification and its consequences. Subsequent papers will demonstrate the extent of overlap between different measures, and the intersections of gentrification and education policy decisions.
Description

While most urban scholars agree on a generic definition of gentrification – the change that occurs when a traditionally low-income neighborhood experiences an influx of new, higher-income residents – there is little consensus on how to identify and measure it. The objective of this research is to shift the conversation on gentrification and inject some much-needed nuance into our collective understanding about how and why neighborhoods change. Only with greater clarity can we identify the real consequences of gentrification in low-income communities and develop effective responses to ensure suitable and affordable housing remains available to all residents.

NEW: The Gentrification Comparison Tool maps three definitions featured in the report and displays their findings for 93 cities and four decades. 

 

WATCH: The author on why framing our perceptions about gentrification matters.

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