Displacement Due to Gentrification: Mitigation Strategies

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dc.contributor.author Ugenyi, Chibuzo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T19:46:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T19:46:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/40783
dc.description Professor Michael Dobbins, Advisor en_US
dc.description City and Regional Planning 8990 Applied Research Paper en_US
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the strategies and tools that can be used to mitigate displacement caused by gentrification, and enable the benefits that are inherent in a gentrifying area to be better utilized by the residents indigenous to the area. As a specific case study, the Atlanta neighborhood of Oakland City is studied. An understanding of these strategies and tools will allow the area to be proactive in addressing residents’ needs before they intensify into a social dilemma. This research is important to the neighborhood of Oakland City as there are many low income residents, and the community is likely to face gentrification pressures in the future. Prevention techniques will be discussed in anticipation of gentrification within this neighborhood. The second chapter describes the methodology used in this study. I conducted an extensive analysis of previous and current approaches to address gentrification, in conjunction with relevant neighborhood studies; and neighborhood organizations and plans. The third chapter presents a study-specific review of the pertinent literature, studies, and previous analyses on the subjects of gentrification, displacement, and planning tools and techniques. Much of the literature available indicates that there are particular strategies that can reduce the negative effects of gentrification; and that community involvement in the earliest stages is key to the achievement of this end. A description of the case study neighborhood Oakland City and further rationale for the implementation of anti-displacement measures in that area is provided in the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter presents an examination of the tools and strategies in the context of the case study. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Displacement en_US
dc.subject Gentrification en_US
dc.subject Atlanta (Ga.) en_US
dc.subject Oakland City neighborhood en_US
dc.subject Community involvement en_US
dc.title Displacement Due to Gentrification: Mitigation Strategies en_US
dc.type Masters Project en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. School of City and Regional Planning

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