Displacement, Gentrification

Transit-Averse Development? The Challenges of Infill

November 16, 2015

Like merchants on Geary Street concerned about the effects of new bus rapid transit on their businesses, many fear the change that a new transit line or station will bring to a neighborhood. To analyze this, our Urban Displacement Project has examined the relationship between transit investment and displacement, finding that these fears may not be unfounded: new transit can…

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Gentrification, Regional Sustainability, Sustainable Development

Mission Accomplished? Revisiting the Solutions

November 10, 2015

Last week, San Francisco voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have halted market-rate development in the Mission District. The proposed moratorium highlighted schisms in the community around the best way to slow the¬†displacement that has made the Mission the gentrification poster child of the Bay Area. One side of the debate reflects traditional economic theory: ¬†increasing housing supply should…

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