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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 'Here until they take me out': DC tenants use the law to fight gentrification https://t.co/tRLePPf0gm
Feb 7th, 2017 09:59am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Beyond build, baby, build - lessons on new affordable housing from our Investment w/o Displacement workshop https://t.co/SXPy0IaglK #ICYMI
Jan 31st, 2017 10:41am from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement "I’d ask...'Where will your kids live?' or...'How far will you have to travel to see your grandchildren?' https://t.co/5hhBmBPkpz
Jan 14th, 2017 06:54pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Thank you to our panel and to everyone else who joined the conversation about increasing the supply of affordable h… https://t.co/UeUTXkNdYh
Jan 10th, 2017 02:09pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement "Long-term game changer would be for cities to take housing as a human right." @gloria_bruce #IWD2017
Jan 10th, 2017 02:01pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement Vacant public land is an incredible asset that can be used to create affordable housing @gloria_bruce #IWD2017
Jan 10th, 2017 01:24pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement @facebook "We don't only build luxury cars, but there's a cost floor with housing and few large movable levers" @rjacobus #IWD2017
Jan 10th, 2017 01:22pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement "The problem is we're not minting land, we need to catalyze new modes of development" -Lewis Knight, @facebook #IWD2017
Jan 10th, 2017 01:08pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement "The problem is that there's too much money in the Bay Area, so we can afford to solve the housing problem"@rjacobus #IWD2017
Jan 10th, 2017 01:04pm from UCBDisplacement
UCBDisplacement "We see what happens when we let 'the market' do its thing with housing, it does not serve everyone equally" @gloria_bruce #IWD2017
Jan 10th, 2017 12:54pm from UCBDisplacement

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