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 Rising Prices in Oakland Push Artists Into Risky Housing https://t.co/TjhiU9oNuW
Dec 6th, 2016 06:41pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement RT @TenantsTogether: Our Legal Director at the SF Fed, where we are pleasantly surprised to be having a conversation about *real* tenant pr…
Nov 22nd, 2016 04:28pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Thanks for coming out to @sffed to talk about Investment without Displacement with @TSFF @SanMateoDavid @TenantsTogether Jennifer Martinez!
Nov 22nd, 2016 10:04am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Field studied out,lots of stabilization tools via orgs like @UCBDisplacement @policylink. Need political will to implement-Jennifer Martinez
Nov 22nd, 2016 10:03am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Unfortunate that anti-displacement mischaracterized as NIMBY voice, rather than advocating for certain kind of development-Jennifer Martinez
Nov 22nd, 2016 09:56am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Need to build what we need. Who's in conversation about what we need? How many renters on the planning commission?-@Leahfsw @TenantsTogether
Nov 22nd, 2016 09:51am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Need civic engagement mechanisms in suburban communities, where people getting displaced to, eg to build more housing-Jennifer Martinez
Nov 22nd, 2016 09:50am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Philanthropy needs to dip its toes into ballot advocacy that allows housing debate to take place in public arena -- Jennifer Martinez
Nov 22nd, 2016 09:45am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Need to look at legal services with just cause + rent control. W/o legal protections, tenants hardly ever win - @Leahfsw @TenantsTogether
Nov 22nd, 2016 09:43am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Other elephants in room = Prop 13 reform + the need for the governor to recognize housing as a statewide issue - Jennifer Martinez
Nov 22nd, 2016 09:36am from UCBDisplacement

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