Gentrification, Segregation, and Discrimination in the American Urban System

Environment and Planning A, 36: 1215-1241, 2004

By: Daniel Hammel, Pion
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Social Equity

This article analyzes the effects of 1990s housing-market and policy changes in 23 U.S. cities. It considers how gentrification has contributed to new processes of segregation by class and discrimination by race and ethnicity. It emphasizes the importance of understanding how these larger trends interact with local history and geography.