Initiative in Urban Sustainable Development - Talks by Visiting Fellows

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This collection is an ongoing series of filmed talks by Visiting Fellows in the Urban Studies Department's Initiative in Urban Sustainable Development.

Gentrification and the Suburbs: Teardowns and McMansions in Inner-Ring Suburban Neighbourhoods

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2013-03-19
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“Suburban gentrification” of older, inner-ring suburbs is an emerging phenomenon that has the potential to transform metropolitan regions. It may foreshadow shifts in household location patterns and changes in the socio-economic composition of neighborhoods similar to examples of gentrification observed in central cities. Using evidence of residential redevelopment in the inner-ring suburbs of Chicago, in the lecture Prof. Charles discusses the unique manifestation of redevelopment/gentrification in the inner-ring suburban context.

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Gentrification talk by Suzanne Lanyi Charles

Artists' Resistance in the Inner City: Challenging or 'Smoothing' the Process of Gentrification

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Date created: 
2013-03-07
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Artists have long been viewed as pioneers of gentrification, and yet contemporary studies also point to how artists themselves have been displaced as a consequence of the revalorisation of property. This talk presents the case of a gentrifying neighbourhood in Montreal, where artists have successfully fought to secure affordable studio space, and reflects on the lessons that this case suggests for a broader struggle against displacement.

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Gentrifcation talk by Norma Rantisi