Module 3: The Impact of Gentrification
Change to cities, neighborhoods, and communities is inevitable—however, with the latest tide of change, many communities are experiencing gentrification. During gentrification, poorer communities are commonly converted to high-end neighborhoods with expensive housing options such as high-rises and condominiums.
As property prices increase, the original residents of the neighborhood are forced out in a variety of ways. Gentrification occurs when “communities experience an influx of capital and concomitant goods and services in locales where those resources were previously non-existent or denied.”
Learning objectives: Understand the impact of urban renewal/gentrification can impact the lives of residents,
- Explain how it looks in your community
- Review articles from The Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.
- Understand the impact of residential displacement impacts the lives of all residents.
- Demonstrate how to locate community profile data and interpret those data.
- Explain how poverty affects health and educational attainment
Question: What would it look like for all people in your city or community to flourish? Can everyone thrive equally and safely?
Evans, G. W., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Klebanov, P. K. (2011, winter). Stressing out the poor: Chronic physiological stress and the income-achievement gap. Pathways: A Magazine on Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy, 16–21.
Select articles from The Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy