Fun! An “Are You A Gentrifier?” Quiz

If you move to one of the few neighborhoods you can afford and, in so doing, unintentionally contribute to the raising of rents in your area, are you a gentrifier?

Gentrification Is Big Business

Some people flips houses; Goldman flips neighborhoods.

A Drunk Stole My Kale. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

OK, Gentrification is Lousy. Now What?

The problem, ultimately, is capitalism. It is a system designed to channel goods to the people willing and able to pay the most for them, including real estate.

“Behind Every Jane Jacobs Comes Giuliani with his Nightstick.”

Mueller’s painting with too broad a brush. Not so much a broad brush, even: a flamethrower.

Embracing Change in San Francisco

Gary Kamiya has written a thoughtful and provocative, though reasonable, essay about gentrification and the fate of San Francisco. Kamiya, while fearing that his city will turn into another Manhattan, argues that the city will change, as cities do, and rather than creating a futile us vs. them dynamic, we should accept the inevitable and maybe cool it on the preemptive class war.

Cities Cutting Property Taxes to Help Longtime Residents Affected by Gentrication

Gentrification in Gif Form

In New York magazine, Joe Coscarelli looks at a digital art project by Justin Blinder which uses Google Street View “to highlight the changing landscape of various neighborhoods throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.” Coscarelli also links to a recent story by Justin Davidson: “Is Gentrification All Bad?”

Update: My Landlord is Still Terrible

Perhaps the Store Can Stay But We Will Have to Go