Articles and Links on Gentrification

Pittsburgh Specific

Pittsburgh’s Hill District Undergoing Gentrification – September 8, 2002 Baltimore Sun by Lynette Clemetson

Pittsburgh for Trayvon’s Letter to the Urban Redevelopment Authority

Article on Lawrenceville

Shadow Lounge conspiracy  Audio clip from Rustbelt Radio (10:00 min) 

East of Liberty: The Story of Good Intentions Full Movie in 9 parts on youtube Trailer

Rustbelt RADIO The WEED and SEED program services the HIll and East Liberty to mixed reviews, minute 8ish

Gentrification is Rolling into Our Neighborhoods Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:01 Written by Harry C. Alford  New Pittsburgh Courier

How I stopped worrying and started to love gentrification

National and Beyond

There Goes the Hood by Lance Freeman – Interviews with long term residents about the changes the see happening in Harlem and Clinton Hill

Home Ownership and Wealth Series on NPR interviews Lance Freeman

Beyond Gentrification: Roundtable of Experts – Follow links of names to interviews

A group of community development professionals and activists discusses urban planning, “smart growth,” dealing with sprawl, and how communities can avoid falling victim to their own success. How can urban (and rural) communities handle development without displacing long-time residents?

Hipster Invasion 

Gentrification: Artists and Yuppies working Together (3 pg.) by Dan Knauss

Home is Where the Hood Is – MOVIE at minute 5, PRZDLD (Praise the Lord) talks about her outreach ministry and how grassroots can transform a hood how can we get to a community of love and transformation?  alternatives to gentrifying change.

The Safe Streets Program in LA puts cops on the streets to deter criminal activity in low income neighborhoods.  The residents speak out against this and discuss how they want money to be spent to revitalize their community.

Land to the Tillers Responses to the Landgrabs

Films

Some Place Like Home: The Fight Against Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn

Flag Wars  —–Shot over a four-year period, Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras’ Flag Wars is a poignant and very personal look at a community in Columbus, Ohio, undergoing gentrification. What happens when gay white homebuyers move into a working-class black neighborhood? As the new residents restore the beautiful but run-down homes, black homeowners must fight to hold onto their community and heritage. The inevitable clashes expose prejudice and self-interest on both sides, as well as the common dream to have a home to call your own. Winner of the Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty and local politics taking place across America. Watch Trailer

Awesome Organizing around Gentrification

Right to the City (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.

Organizing Case Studies!   -From Right to the City

Great Interview with Mtamanika Youngblood who did amazing work in Atlanta

MORE RESOURCES HERE

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