Responding to Gentrification and Displacement in Urban Communities

Gentrification and displacement are growing concerns in community development and urban revitalization. Cities are in a period of resurgence, gaining renewed interest from people who want to live and work in urban centers. This has resulted in gentrification pressures in a number of low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods that are in or near city centers and core business districts and historically have had modest property values.

In this webinar, participants will hear about emerging research on gentrification that explores how it is being defined, its causes, and its impacts on vulnerable residents. Practitioners from Boston and Philadelphia will discuss practical solutions for addressing the effects of gentrification and displacement on LMI households, and the speakers will discuss how they have promoted the use of equitable and inclusive development policies and practices to support commercial, residential, and transit growth and community revitalization.

Speakers include Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Harry Smith, Dudley Neighbors, Inc.; and John Chin, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. Pacific / 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Participation is free, but preregistration is required. Visit the link below for more information.

The Connecting Communities® webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics.

All past sessions are archived on the Connecting Communities website:  https://bsr.stlouisfed.org/connectingcommunities/ 

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