Presentation: "Gentrification, Neighborhood Data, and Community Voices"

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a presentation on "Gentrification, Neighborhood Data, and Community Voices" with Dr. James Jennings, Tufts University

The presentation is based on study, "Understanding Gentrification and Displacement: Community Voices and Changing Neighborhoods" by James Jennings, Bob Terrell, Kalila Barnett, Ashley Harding and Jen Douglas. The study was sponsored by Hyams Foundation. The rationale for the study was based on growing angst about gentrification and displacement in some neighborhoods; intense real estate development in the context of continuing income and wealth inequality; and, concern in Roxbury that long struggles for a better neighborhood may not accure to those who fought for improving living conditions. The methodology was based on analysis of census and business data; literature review about ongoing anti-gentrification initiatives; and meetings and conversations with 23 community actors about their ideas for preventing displacement.

Location: Boston City Hall, Room 801