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View Poll Results: Which city is experiencing the most gentrification?
St. Louis, Missouri 8 4.60%
Baltimore, Maryland 9 5.17%
Boston, Massachusetts 9 5.17%
New York, New York 44 25.29%
Cincinnati, Ohio 8 4.60%
San Francisco, California 11 6.32%
Chicago, Illinois 24 13.79%
Washington, D.C. 39 22.41%
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 12 6.90%
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 9 5.17%
Atlanta, Georgia 24 13.79%
San Diego, California 6 3.45%
Los Angeles, California 18 10.34%
Buffalo, New York 2 1.15%
Other 14 8.05%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 174. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Which US City do you think has experienced or is experiencing to most gentrification? Please post some pictures.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Baltimore, Boston, D.C., NYC, and even though its not on here, Milwaukee.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Boston has probably seen the most out of all of them. Baltimore and Atlanta have also seen a significant amount of gentrification. Here are a couple of pics.

Inner Harbor, Baltimore:











http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q83/meshhomelife/Picture104.jpg (broken link)


Atlantic Station, Atlanta:



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/jenamh/2007-JanAndFeb/Jan7th-AroundAtlanta/100_9162.jpg (broken link)



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/kristiesmartypants/GSU%20Trip/DSCF1233.jpg (broken link)

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Old 08-04-2008, 10:24 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Not listed, but Louisville KY has changed a bunch in the past decade

Since 1998...
--> vacant downtown turned into a thriving entertainment center (4th Street Live)
--> 300 acres of vacant factories turned into one of the nation's best waterfront parks
--> Downtown population on pace to TRIPLE from 2000 to 2010
--> City's most dangerous public housing complex turned into a beautiful mixed income development
--> Construction ongoing for a new tallest building and downtown arena
--> Merged city and county governments moved population rank from 56th to 27th
--> Construction ongoing to build a 110 mile bike & jogging trail encircling the city (30 miles already complete)
--> Construction ongoing to double park acreage by 2015
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: tattooine(SoCal)
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Los angeles is having some good gentrification take a look




http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/8812/2leftviewlf3.jpg (broken link)

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these are all underconstution in downtown L.A. website: LOS ANGELES | Downtown Project Rundown 3.0 - SkyscraperPage Forum
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Nice photos, but many of those high-rises in Baltimore and LA aren't displacing people with lower incomes (per definition).

Baltimore seems to be renovating abandon buildings, not so much displacing people- yet.

LA is getting denser, inviting people into the city, but also gentrifying.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Nice photos, but many of those high-rises in Baltimore and LA aren't displacing people with lower incomes (per definition).

Baltimore seems to be renovating abandon buildings, not so much displacing people- yet.

LA is getting denser, inviting people into the city, but also gentrifying.
many times projects like those increase land values around them and therefor allow landlords to charge higher rents which does displace low income people. Plenty of people in Downtown LA are being displaced by new development.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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Wow those pics you guys posted look great especially the LA ones. I think NYC is getting the most gentrification.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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sav858

I see your point. I personally see gentrification mainly something that occurs in more fragile residential areas that better displays a population's culture. To me, downtown renovation and densification are a separate matter, though you're right about the displacement of people in those areas. It can be not only a touchy, but hard to define subject.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Do any of you know what gentrification means?
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