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What is the nature of gentrification in the bay area and southern california?

The Urban Displacement Project is a research and action initiative of UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers at UCLA, community based organizations, regional planning agencies and the State of California’s Air Resources Board. The project aims to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement in the Bay Area and Southern California. It focuses on creating tools to help communities identify the pressures surrounding them and take more effective action. Read an Executive Summary of our work. 

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Recent News

After the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) used our data to advocate for the construction of market-rate housing as an anti-displacement tool back in February, questions have poured into...
The Parkview Family Apartments in San Jose’s Diridon Station area. Affordable housing like this helped the area to increase its low-income population in recent years, even as major new market-rate...
Escalating rents and home prices in the Bay Area are displacing low-income families. What can we do about it? Here at the Urban Displacement Project, we get calls every week from cities struggling...
We are not building enough of the the so-called Missing Middle in housing types, like these fourplexes in Berkeley.   A consensus is emerging that we have to do everything in our power to slow the...
Like merchants on Geary Street concerned about the effects of new bus rapid transit on their businesses, many fear the change that a new transit line or station will bring to a neighborhood. To...
Last week, San Francisco voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have halted market-rate development in the Mission District. The proposed moratorium highlighted schisms in the community...

Upcoming Events

30Sep Berkeley Homecoming Lecture - Understanding Gentrification and Displacement in the Bay Area
07Oct "Big Table" on gentrification and displacement at ULI/LA THRIVES
Silvia Gonzalez and Karen Chapple speak at this lunchtime event sponsored by the Urban Land Institute and LA THRIVES
14Oct Policy Forum on Gentrification and Housing Policy
Karen Chapple speaks at this Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research event.
03Nov Displacement Consequences: Studying the Impact of Evictions in San Mateo County
Miriam Zuk speaks at the annual ACSP conference in Portland, Oregon