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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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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...