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The Canadian City
Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art a...
The Capitalist City or the Self-Managed City?
The opposite of gentrification should not be decay and abandonment but the democratization of housing. Community land trusts may be a way of working towards this goal.
The Destruction of Inlet Beach
Roberts, Paul Craig
As Inlet Beach undergoes development to turn the site into a tourist vacation spot and with no support from the county government or develepment laws, the local community is slowly driven away.
Gentrification and Class Struggles in Barcelona, Spain: Interview with Etcétera Collective
Kurti, Zhandarka; Varo, Manuel
In an interview with the Barcelona-based collective Etcetera, the processes of urban development in one of the fastest gentrifying cities in Spain and their implications for potential movements and st...
Gentrification Represents a Geography of Inequality
Karlin, Mark; Moskowitz, Peter
What does gentrification mean for the future of American cities? It means more than the arrival of trendy shops and expensive coffee. Peter Moskowitz intertwines human narratives with incisive analysi...
It's a Question of What Unites Us
An interview with Harold Lavender on accountable structures, systemic change, and the peril and promise of alliances against gentrification.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits: Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
Our Generation: Volume 12 Number 2
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Our Generation: Volume 23 Number 2
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Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence
Hating on hipsters is not the answer to gentrification. If we want to reclaim our cities, we should organize for genuinely affordable housing in common, argues Gloria Dawson.
Resistance After Foreclosure: Against The Current vol. 158
In 1973, in the class- and race-polarized city of Boston, City Life began as a socialist collective fighting against evictions and gentrification in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Over the years, it ...
A Self-management Approach to Housing
Community land trusts (CLTs) have been formed in a number of communities in the USA in response to either disinvestment or gentrification. The CLT acquires land to take it permanently off the market a...
Short Circuit: Towards an Anarchist Approach to Gentrification
Gentrification, etymologically speaking, is a relatively new word, coined in 1964 by the English Marxist sociologist Ruth Glass.
They Throw Us Out of Our Homes But We Get Ice Cream
If there were any doubt that gentrification has come to my corner of Brooklyn, that was put to rest last weekend with the appearance of an ice cream truck. An ice cream truck painted with the logo an...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Urban core support network annual conference 1982:: The disappearance of affordable housing for people on the margins
The 1982 Conference of the Urban Core Support Network, held in Toronto in October, focused on the disappearance of affordable housing.
What is gentrification?
Both gentrification and disinvestment are processes made up of the activities of certain kinds of social agents or institutions. Landlords, developers, and banks all play key roles. To understand how ...
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Tom Wetzel's home page
Wetzel's writing spans a range of topics... from libertarian socialism, anarcho-syndicalism and workers' self-management to unionism, social housing, environmental justice, philosophy, and Los Angeles...
A novel depicting the gentrification of the Cabbagetown neighbourhood in Toronto.