Gentrification and Conservation: Examining the Intersection | Caroline Cheong & Kecia Fong

Gentrification and Conservation: Examining the Intersection | Caroline Cheong & Kecia Fong

Gentrification. For many, simply saying the word evokes powerful emotions of anger, resentment, despair and, at times, powerlessness. Such responses are often rooted in experiences…

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Resisting Gentrification Amid Historic Preservation: Society Hill, Philadelphia, and the Fight for Low-Income Housing | Francesca Russello Ammon

Resisting Gentrification Amid Historic Preservation: Society Hill, Philadelphia, and the Fight for Low-Income Housing | Francesca Russello Ammon

In the 1970s, geographer Neil Smith used Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood to examine the process of gentrification. In this 4-block by 7-block area, a combination…

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Eroding Paradigms: Heritage in an Age of Climate Gentrification | Meredith Wiggins

Eroding Paradigms: Heritage in an Age of Climate Gentrification | Meredith Wiggins

“Climate gentrification” is a term that is getting more traction in both popular media and academic circles. However, little has been done to link this…

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Confronting Exclusion: Redefining the Intended Outcomes of Historic Preservation | Erika Avrami, Cherie-Nicole Leo, Alberto Sanchez Sanchez

Confronting Exclusion: Redefining the Intended Outcomes of Historic Preservation | Erika Avrami, Cherie-Nicole Leo, Alberto Sanchez Sanchez

The processes involved in designating historic properties have become increasingly participatory over the past quarter century, allowing more diverse publics to ascribe value to and…

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The Nexus of Arts and Preservation: A Case Study of Cleveland's Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization | Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, Amanda Johnson Ashley

The Nexus of Arts and Preservation: A Case Study of Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization | Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, Amanda Johnson Ashley

Community organizations are increasingly turning toward the arts and historic preservation to catalyze community economic development, although both strategies have complex histories related to gentrification…

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Social Preservation and Moral Capitalism in the Historic Black Township of Eatonville, Florida: A Case Study of "Reverse Gentrification" | Scot French

Social Preservation and Moral Capitalism in the Historic Black Township of Eatonville, Florida: A Case Study of “Reverse Gentrification” | Scot French

Can twenty-first-century scholars of gentrification find historical precedents for “social preservationist” ideology in the gentry-assisted black town-building movement of the late- nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries?…

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"Gentry"? Heritage Conservation for Communities | Dennis Rodwell

“Gentry”? Heritage Conservation for Communities | Dennis Rodwell

Much of the mainstream discourse on the gentrification of established, historic quarters omits two key factors. First, gentrification requires gentry—namely, a sufficient number of persons…

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Author Biographies

Author Biographies

Francesca Russello Ammon is associate professor of City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. A cultural historian of the built…

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