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What is the nature of gentrification in the bay area?

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. 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 The Loneliness of Being Black in San Francisco
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UCBDisplacement More on the mass eviction in San Jose
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UCBDisplacement @antievictionmap @evictiondefense Great work. We're surveying people evicted from San Mateo now - will be interesting to compare outcomes.
Jul 5th, 2016 09:07am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Keeping tabs on evicted San Franciscans
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UCBDisplacement @Curbed @freqresponse featured our maps in their piece "Building a Better Tech Boom"
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UCBDisplacement San Jose council denies appeal to stop Reserve apartment demolition: via @MercNews
Jun 28th, 2016 03:39pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement RT @just_shelter: OK, here goes: this week 70+ news organizations in the Bay Area are doing a deep dive into the homelessness crisis. Follo…
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UCBDisplacement How Housing’s New Players Spiraled Into Banks’ Old Mistakes
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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...