Annotated Works Cited: Gentrification


Abbey-Lambertz, Kate. “This Is What It’s Like To Live In San Francisco If You’re Not A

Billionaire Startup Founder.” The Huffington Post. N.p., 26 Feb. 2016. Web.


“A Changing Mission – The Story.” San Francisco Chronicle. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.

This article follows several people, both gentrifiers and those being gentrified. It discusses the realities of living in a gentrified neighborhood from both sides. It discusses both the good and the bad aspects of gentrification with a personal touch coming from the interviews with real people. This source seems reliable because it is based on real experiences, and the San Francisco Chronicle is a reliable source. Freeman, Lance. “Five


Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.”Health Effects of Gentrification.” Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 Aug. 2013. Web. 12 Jan.2017.
This article begins with a clear definition of gentrification soon after delving into the many effects of this now clear topic. Due to their obvious field of interest the CDC focuses on the health issues related to gentrification and the ways in which it can be prevented.


Dembosky, April. “Is Bay Area Boom Driving Up Cost of Therapy? | State of Health | KQED

News.”State of Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.

April Dembosky looks into the problem of rising costs of therapy in the bay area due to the increase of neady techies with the means to out bid San Francisco residents. Dembosky scrutinizes tech engineers for their lack of emotional capability and proves how their social faults are bread rather than born. This article is highly opinionated, rooted in out of context quotes and I statements. Despite the lack of solid evidence,

Dembosky manages to prove her perspective time and again primarily using emotion to sway the reader.


Drummond, Tammerlin. “Pumping up Bodies and Spirits at Gold’s Gym.” RSS. N.p., 26 Nov.

  1. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Edlund, Lena. “Bright Minds, Big Rent: Gentrification and the Rising Returns to Skill.” Bright

Minds,Big Rent: Gentrification and the Rising Returns to Skill. The National Bureau of

Economic Research, 1 Nov. 2015. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.


Florida, Richard. “The Complex Connection Between Gentrification and

Displacement.”CityLab.N.p., 08 September. 2015. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

This article was written to inform the reader about the different possibilities and outcomes of Gentrification. Steve Holland passionately believes that gentrification is not the cause of low income families moving out of their homes and he proves his perspective over and over again using statistics and first person accounts in his favor. The credibility of this source is questionable at times, due to the overwhelming personal tone the piece takes. Despite this it has lots of credible sources embedded within it and it offers a challenging

and much needed perspective of the seemingly one sided topic.  


Freeman, Lance.Myths about Gentrification.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 3 June

  1. Web. 03 Jan.2017.

Within this article Lance Freeman describes the numerous controversies regarding gentrification, specifically in the bay area. Freeman takes the devil’s advocate and opposes the opposition of gentrification, stating five myths that have been created by gentrification nay sayers in order to monger fear around a topic Freeman calls a savior of cities


Gammon, Robert. “Oakland’s Culture Clash.” East Bay Express. N.p., 14 Oct.

2015.Web.12 Jan. 2017.
This article displays the racial tension that seems to be coupled with incoming gentrifiers. Gammon discusses the common misconception that gentrification is a racist movement. He goes on to say that gentrification does in fact have many ties to racism however it is more of a product than a conscious enforcement. This source seems extremely credible, Gammon is very well read and researched, rationalizing every statement with a legitimate source or core concept.


“Gentrification In Oakland Caused By Landlords.” 2017. N.p., 09 Oct. 2016. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.


Grant, Benjamin. “Flag Wars.” PBS. PBS, 17 June 2003. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.


G, Deniz. “Pros And Cons Of Gentrification.” Odyssey. N.p., 26 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Haber, Matt. “Oakland: Brooklyn by the Bay.” The New York Times. N.p., 2 May 2014. Web. 3

Jan. 2017.


Hertz, Daniel Kay. “How Gentrification Affects Small Businesses.” Strong Towns. N.p., 02 Aug.

  1. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.


Henry, Jason. “The Pros and Cons of Gentrification.” New York Times. N.p., 13 Apr. 2014.


This article establishes the true effects of gentrification. The statement Henry is trying to make is a very convoluted one, he believes that the effects to gentrification are so all encompassing that it may be the the root of colonialism and the america’s economic divide. The thing that is questionable about Henry’s ideas is that many state that gentrification is a bi-product of colonialism and economic disparities rather than the proprietor of them. I would say that this source is fairly credible, it is lacking in support from trustworthy sources however it does maintain logical reasoning from one point to another throughout the entire piece.


Hudson, Adam.”The Bleaching of San Francisco: Extreme Gentrification and Suburbanized

Poverty in the Bay Area.” Truthout. N.p., 27 Apr. 2014. Web. 13 Jan. 2017.

This piece exposes the bay area for the truly unfordable place that it is. Hudson uses current and clear examples to illustrate to the reader how truly elitist the Bay Area has become. A place that once produced culture and civil rights movements now harbors the most aristocratic population of our time. This article is very credible, it is rooted primarily in first person accounts of bay area residents, which is arguably the most authentic information available to a researcher of gentrification.


Hudson, Adam. “Urban Gentrification Is Rippling Out Into the Suburbs: A Dispatch From

California.” Truthout. N.p., 27 Dec. 2016. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.


Images, Justin Sullivan / Getty. “Oakland, California, Might Be the Center of Gentrification.”

Marketplace. N.p., 19 Aug. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Irwin, Neil. “The Housing Market Is Finally Starting to Look Healthy.” New York Times. N.p.,

23 Aug.  2016. Web.

Within this article, Neil Irwin makes claims that the housing market is finally cooling off. He states that after seven years of a steady rise since the crash in 2008 houses are becoming affordable once more. Despite the immense opposition to Irwin’s claims, he fights on using several plausible statistics to back up his theories.


Jacquemet / Food First, McKenna. “Food Gentrification Is Hurting Poor Communities-One

Group Is Fighting Back.” Food; Gentrification. Alternet, 30 Dec. 2016. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.


Jones, Carolyn. “Gentrification Transforming Face of Oakland.” SFGate. N.p., 09 Apr. 2014.

Web. 10 Jan. 2017.


Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | August 24, 2015February 17, 2016, and Kathleen Maclay.

“More Gentrification, Displacement in Bay Area Forecast.” Berkeley News. N.p., 17 Feb. 2016. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.

This article is a UC Berkeley research project called: Urban Displacement Project. It is  discussing the exclusivity of the Bay Area, and the lack of space available to residents. This source uses a map to visually display this problem and allow the reader to make their own observation regarding the displayed information.  


Khurram, Shanzeh. “Research Highlights Importance of Bay Area Affordable Housing.” The

Daily Californian. N.p., 26 May 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Lau, Laren. “Guide to San Francisco’s Mission District Murals.” San Francisco Travel. N.p., 10 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.


Loftis, Leslie. “Food Gentrification: One Way We Wage War On The Poor.” The

Federalist. N.p.,17 Feb. 2014. Web. 12 Jan. 2017.

This article discusses the topic of food related gentrification . It shows the direct correlation between health issues like diabetes and asthma to those in gentrified areas.


Misra, Tanvi. “Mapping Gentrification And Displacement In San Francisco.” CityLab.N.p., 31

Aug.  2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015.


Muller, John. “Gentrification a Matter of Economics, Not Ethnicity.” Gentrification a Matter of Economics, Not Ethnicity – Greater Greater Washington. N.p., 28 June 2011. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.


Palmer, Tamara. “UC Berkeley Researchers Predict Bay Area Gentrification Will ‘Accelerate’.”


Paolo Lucchesi on November 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM. “Local’s Corner to Close.” Inside Scoop SF. N.p., 18 Nov. 2014. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.


Patricia, Valoy.“7 Reasons Why Gentrification Hurts Communities of Color.” Everyday

Feminism.  N.p., 02 Oct. 2014. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.


 Robins, Gillian. “Bay Area Gentrification: Technology Boom Pushing Out Locals.” The

Campanile.  N.p., 27 Oct. 2016. Web. 04 Jan. 2017.

This article shows lots of examples of people suffering due to gentrification in the bay area. It showers you in surprising statistics that make allow you to see how pressing this issue is. The author goes on to say that gentrification has been overlooked for far too long, and that because of our neglectful behaviour we have yet to discover a cure.


Roos, Dave. “How Gentrification Works.” HowStuffWorks. N.p., 17 May 2011. Web. 18 Jan.


San Francisco Renters Confederation. “The High Cost of Housing in San Francisco.” The New

YorkTimes. N.p., 15 Mar. 2016. Web.

This article breaks down the causes and effects of the raised housing costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although this article would not be considered a risky take on the well known topic of housing costs, it nicely summarizes the expansive problem clearly and concisely. The San Francisco Renters Confederations take on the housing market is a valuable one that should be regarded with respect and intrigue.


Shaw, Randy. “New Study: Resisting Bay Area Gentrification Works.” Beyond Chron. N.p., 06

Apr.2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Simpson, Isaac. “Is Gentrification Ruining Los Angeles, or Saving It? Pick a Side.”L.A. Weekly.

N.p., 05 Jan. 2017. Web. 18 Jan. 201


Solnit, Rebecca. “Death by Gentrification: The Killing That Shamed San Francisco |

Rebecca Solnit.” The Long Read. Guardian News and Media, 21 Mar. 2016. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.

This article mentions how people struggle with high prices in San Francisco. It explains that these high costs are actually killing people because even the most basic human needs are out of their price range.


Sternbergh, Adam. “The Embers of Gentrification.” N.p., 12 Nov. 2007. Web. 23

Jan. 2017.


Stokols, Andrew. “Gentrification: An Inconvenient Truth.” Andrew Stokols. N.p., n.d. Web. 17


Stokols firmly holds the view that gentrification is destructive to society. In the article, he states that the reason he is against gentrification because 20% of the population lives in poverty and cannot afford condos that are several thousand dollars. Stokols mentions that besides new apartment buildings being built in the area, the main reason housing prices have gone up is because of restaurants like Katz’s deli that serves $17 sandwiches on their


Yager, Herrine, Main, Jessica, Luke, Nadia. “Gentrification Responses: A Survey of Strategies to

Maintain Neighborhood Economic Diversity.” Gentrification Responses: A Survey of Strategies to Maintain Neighborhood Economic Diversity – Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Wagner School of Public Service, 1 Oct. 2016. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.


“____30 Years of San Francisco Real Estate Cycles.” 30 Years of San Francisco Real Estate Market Cycles | Home Values & Trends. Paragon Real Estate Group, Oct. 2016. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

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