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Gentrification: Home

Introduction

GENTRIFICATION    
gentrify
v.  trans. To renovate or convert (housing, esp. in an inner-city area) so that it conforms to middle-class taste; to render (an area) middle-class.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary

Other keywords and phrases to consider when searching: "urban renewal", redevelopment, "neighborhood change"

Videos and Audio

 The video, "My Brooklyn",  is one of the documentaries on gentrification found in Kanopy, a film database. Login required.

There Goes the Neighborhood (Radio Program). An in-depth look at the gentrification of Brooklyn, from the developers to the mayor’s plan for affordable housing, to the integral role that race plays in the process. Produced by The Nation and WNYC Studios.

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