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Gentrification: Research and Practitioner Perspectives
Ann Carpenter
Sydney Diavua
Abstract

In urban areas across the United States, the demand for housing in center-city, amenity-rich neighborhoods is increasing, driven by young, college-educated, predominantly white residents. Those with higher incomes are able to outbid low-income residents, which may lead to voluntary and involuntary displacement of these households. In low-income, center-city neighborhoods, this is particularly troubling, as these neighborhoods offer greater access to public transportation, social services, employment centers, and social networks. Displacement could force vulnerable households into less desirable and more impoverished neighborhoods.


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Ann Carpenter & Sydney Diavua, "Gentrification: Research and Practitioner Perspectives" , Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Cascade, volume 4, number 93, Fall 2016.
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Keywords: Gentrification; poverty; community development
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