The hottest Gentrification Substack posts right now

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The Mill β€’ 648 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. Levenshulme has seen a significant increase in house prices over the past decade, but the population has also grown by 40%, suggesting a more complex narrative than simple gentrification.
  2. The neighborhood of Levenshulme has a history of welcoming new arrivals, from white English people in the 1950s to working-class Irish, Pakistani communities, and later, middle-class residents.
  3. Local residents highlight changes in aesthetics and safety in Levenshulme, with mentions of new businesses like cafes contributing to a 'nicer' look, but also concerns about increasing crime and violence.
The New Urban Order β€’ 259 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jan 24
  1. Miami reflects modern American obsessions with beauty, pleasure, money, technology, and escapism.
  2. Despite the hype, Miami is facing a net population loss, especially in its expensive areas like Miami Beach.
  3. The concept of a city is evolving to include virtual elements, connecting people based on shared experiences and work rather than physical location.
The Leftovers β€’ 219 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 23
  1. The city is constantly evolving and being impacted by the dynamics of capitalism.
  2. Urban capital accumulation leads to the homogenization of city spaces, diminishing social opportunities and diversity.
  3. A solution to combat the negative impacts of capitalism on cities is through collective efforts to re-socialize spaces and address urban alienation.
Urben Field Notes β€’ 37 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. Some trendy neighborhoods are experiencing potential de-gentrification, with shifts in economic fortunes and high crime rates.
  2. Urban neighborhoods are constantly evolving due to various social and economic factors, leading to their identities being fleeting and dynamic.
  3. De-gentrification is not solely about crime and economic decline; it can lead to opportunities for new businesses and residents as neighborhoods change.
Urben Field Notes β€’ 48 implied HN points β€’ 17 May 23
  1. Gentrification can have different meanings to different people, leading to a complex perspective on urban change.
  2. Historically, gentrification has roots in the ideologies and actions of the first-wave gentrifiers in Brooklyn.
  3. The narrative around gentrification has been influenced by brownstoners, shaping the understanding of urban inequality and development.
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Do Not Research β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 22
  1. The artwork 'Vessel Franchise' by Theo Belci aims to critique gentrification and corporate influence on art in New York City, turning real-estate brochures into art pieces.
  2. The project consists of three images and a memo that satirize the impact of large-scale art projects on affordable living spaces and countercultural development in the city.
  3. Theo Belci's work reflects on the continuous transformation of New York City, highlighting the push towards soulless corporate construction over artistic and community-oriented spaces.