Dealing with Neighborhood Change: A Primer on Gentrification and Policy Choices

April 2001

By: Brookings, Paul Leonard
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Social Equity

This report studies the issue of gentrification and considers how to pursue equitable development. It discusses the political dynamics of gentrification and shares 10 Steps to a Stronger Community that local governments can take to help curb gentrification’s negative effects. Appendix A shares case studies that look at factors driving gentrification and local responses from San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Cleveland.