Only 2 Ways to Fight Gentrification (you’re not going to like one of them)

Gentrification is the result of powerful economic forces. Those who misunderstand the nature of the economic forces at play, risk misdirecting those forces.  Misdirection can exasperate city-wide displacement.  Before discussing solutions to fighting gentrification, it is important to accept that gentrification is one symptom of a larger problem.

Anti-capitalists often portray gentrification as class war.  Often, they paint the archetypal greedy developer as the culprit.  As asserted in jacobin magazine:

Gentrification has always been a top-down affair, not a spontaneous hipster influx, orchestrated by the real estate developers and investors who pull the strings of city policy, with individual home-buyers deployed in mopping up operations.

Is Gentrification a Class War?

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"Only 2 Ways to Fight Gentrification (you’re not going to like one of them)"; By ADAM HENGELS; Market Urbanism; January 28, 2016

Keywords: Gentrification

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