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Gentrification‏ May Save Cities, But it’s Killing Culture

Gentrification‏ May Save Cities, But it’s Killing Culture

Apr 28, 2015

When I first heard the term “gentrification” used some handful of years ago (I’m from Idaho, OK?! I’m sorry.), I was sure it was a positive thing. I mean, what could possibly be wrong with something that’s also referred to as “urban renewal?” Yes, let’s take a neighborhood that needs improvements and improve it. I pictured some philanthropists in thick-rimmed...