Communities in Transition: tools to predict and respond to gentrification

Event Details

Lawrence Street Center
Terrace Room, second floor
1380 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80204

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:30am to 10:00am

  • Idea Exchange
  • Rapid increases in rent and home prices, stagnant wages, changing consumer preferences, land use policies and public investments affect gentrification and displacement in cities throughout the United States. Far from an uncontrollable consequence of market forces, gentrification and displacement result from many economic, political and individual decisions. 

    Join us to learn about new models designed to understand how people, place and policy shape neighborhood change. CU Denver faculty will describe how publicly available data can be used to predict whether a neighborhood may be impacted by gentrification, establish early warning systems and assist in the development of prevention strategies.

    This event is presented in partnership with CU Denver's City Center's Imagine a Great Region initiative.

    Spotlighted Resources:

    Toward a sociological model of gentrification: How people, place, and policy shape neighborhood change

    A new model to understand how people, place, and policy may predict whether a neighborhood will gentrify.

    American Neighborhood Change in the 21st Century: Gentrification and Decline

    A detailed analysis of neighborhood economic expansion and decline across the United States from 2000-2016, including nationwide and metro-level reports and an interactive mapping tool.

    What’s so bad about gentrification anyway?

    Denverite article featuring voices of people impacted by gentrification and displacement.