The Pros and Cons of Gentrification: from, 4/14/14 Reply

Gentrification “has become shorthand for an urban neighborhood where muggings are down and espresso is roasted,” wrote Times reporter Andrea Elliot. A Salon piece described it as the result of “sweetheart deals” between the public and private sectors “that never pay off for the public.” And don’t even mention the word around Spike Lee.

However one might feel about the topic, most everyone would agree that the process benefits the wealthy more than the poor, and tends to erase socioeconomic diversity. Are there ways to curb its effects?


4/16/14 Central Broadway Streetscape Improvements Meeting Reply

The Central Broadway/Winter Hill Streetscape Project will study existing conditions, issues, and opportunities and prepare an urban streetscape design that improves the safety and functionality of the corridor for all modes of transportation. Come and make your views known. More…