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

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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.
Gentrification talk by Suzanne Lanyi Charles
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This is a video of the talk given by Suzanne Lanyi Charles, Associate Professor in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan on March 19, 2013, at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Vancouver.
1 hour, 32 minutes
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