By: Cecelia Bell, Luka Cado, London Haines, Emet Levy, and Rebecca Lin
Who stands to gain the most socially and economically through gentrification, and what are the related costs of this process? This research question is what our group set out to answer at the beginning of the IDP. As the cost of living rises and it becomes more and more expensive to live in the Bay Area where we grew up, our group wanted to know more about the implications of gentrification. The term gentrification conjures ideas of rising housing costs and change in community demographics. When we started researching the realities of gentrification, also sometimes know as urban renewal, we quickly realized that there was much more to it than we expected. Although we had heard this word and knew a little about what it meant, my group began to realize what a complicated issue it was. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to learn more about this multifaceted topic.
A narrative essay exploring the daily life of someone experiencing gentrification.
Insight on the racial tension in gentrifying urban neighborhoods.
This essay defines the benefits and negative impacts of gentrification.
An annotated bibliography.