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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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UCBDisplacement Crowdsourced Project Remembers Seattle Spaces Lost to Gentrification https://t.co/6JxEDriya6
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UCBDisplacement "displacement may not be a problem now in other communities, but trust me it's coming" - Oakland Mayor Schaff #housingca
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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...