As one of the buzzwords in today’s real estate and land use conversations, gentrification can often be a contested or triggering term.  

  • Is it detrimental to a city?  
  • Are there elements of the concept of gentrification that can be used for social good?  
  • Can there be gentrification without displacement?  
  • How can we factor social equity into projects from the very beginning?  
  • Is there a role for the real estate community to work with local governments to empower local residents?  
  • How are social issues impacting the built environment – what is the direction of causation?  
  • Can the built environment be used to mitigate social inequalities?  
  • What is causing gentrification and are there ways to avoid it while still pursuing redevelopment/reuse goals? 

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