Negative Aspects of Gentrification & Displacement in Urban Areas Essay

Topic: Gentrification

Readings:

  1. Schlichtman, J. J., Patch, J., & Hill, M. L. (2017). Gentrifier. University of Toronto Press. Chapter 1. Tools.
  2. Stein, Samuel. (2019). Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. Verso. Chapter 2. Planning Gentrification: What is happening in our cities? Why are they becoming so impossibly expensive?

Film: Vida (Episode 1, 2, 3)

Question:

What are the causes of gentrification? Gentrification, to put it bluntly and simply, involves both the exploitation of the economic value of real estate and the treatment of local residents as objects rather than subjects of upgrading. Describe in your own words the positive and negative aspects of gentrification and displacement in urban areas. How does the show frame gentrification?

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