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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. 

Urban Displacement on Twitter

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.
May 28th, 2016 09:47am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement RT @NLIHC: Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere In The Country via @thinkprogress
May 26th, 2016 05:11pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Thanks for the great coverage of our new research! @NextCityOrg
May 26th, 2016 02:52pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement ICYMI: our new research brief is out! @JedKolko @emilymbadger @AlexKarner @rjacobus @dk2475 @Richard_Florida @PhilTing @Wonkblog
May 26th, 2016 06:15am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Boston Mayor Puts $7M Toward Fighting Displacement
May 25th, 2016 04:38pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement RT @Neighborhoodist: Amazing resource of data, maps on gentrification, displacement from folks @ Berkeley Planning:
May 25th, 2016 12:56pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement RT @Neighborhoodist: Gentrification is a huge amorphous problem "kind of like climate change" - @ucberkeley's Karen Chapple #Gentrification
May 25th, 2016 12:55pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement RT @AriellaCohen: Big emphasis on resolving affordability crisis through creation of more rental housing from Katherine O'Regan @HUDgov #g
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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...
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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...

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Karen Chapple keynote at the Regional Studies Association North America Conference