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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 challenge of equitable growth in DC @Housing360
Jun 23rd, 2016 10:12am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement RT @emilymbadger: "How can this even be legal?" What Seattle did when landlords tried to raise the rent on shoddy apartments:
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UCBDisplacement 1 in 10 Cal State students is homeless, study finds
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UCBDisplacement @Wonkblog great article. @latimes focuses more on the limits of vouchers
Jun 18th, 2016 06:40am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement In Silicon Valley Suburbs, Calls to Limit the Soaring Rents
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UCBDisplacement Making Space for Manhattan Artists That They Otherwise Couldn’t Afford
May 31st, 2016 12:15am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement @tanzoak @RevClown In the end we chose to only control for variables used in the LAO report s.t. results were comparable
May 28th, 2016 09:49am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement @tanzoak @RevClown This may be because demand was already being proxied for by other variables in the model (e.g., market rate dev, etc.)
May 28th, 2016 09:48am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement @tanzoak @RevClown You're correct neighborhood demand does matter, but when we added median rent to the model, the results did not change.
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UCBDisplacement RT @NLIHC: Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere In The Country via @thinkprogress
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