Census Bureau, found that gentrification
has little impact on the constant flow and mobility of families.
"Cape Town, like most cities, is no exception to gentrification
. The city has a transport-oriented development strategy.
Hispanic activists in Albuquerque's South Valley and Houston's Northside also are speaking out against gentrification
efforts they say displaces poor Latinos.
The model is based on a range of factors, dubbed 'people, place, and policy factors', which each contribute to gentrification
. While many of these seem logical--the most relevant 'place' factors that serve to make an area vulnerable are access to jobs, proximity to transit stations and the quality of housing stock--some are less obvious.
However, as well as these positives, gentrification
comes with a price tag - the soaring house prices and rents associated with the change often lead to the displacement of lower-income families and smaller, independent businesses.
An article in the October 21, 2018 Edition of the Houston Chronicle is also illustrative of the growing concern about gentrification
in Black America: "
, as an economic and social phenomenon, is not limited to cities in the United States.
is not unique to a single Texas city or ZIP code: Austin, Dallas and Houston have all dealt with gentrification
in some shape or form.
I wanted to start with the story lines that Vida rips straight from the headlines -- namely around the issue of gentrification
. This is frequently addressed through the character of Mari (engagingly played by Chelsea Rendon), who is a member of an anti-gentrification group called Los Vigilantes de Los Angeles (which seems modelled on groups such as Defend Boyle Heights).
In the first section I describe the history of localized racial projects to contextualize my case study; I then conceptualize gentrification
as a racial project and scrutinize the strategies that enable exclusionary development.
is a problem, of course, but it often means turning hanok into cafes or bars.
, wherein significant numbers of prosperous people move into and then change the character of city neighborhoods previously home to the urban poor.