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Gentrification news and analysis from The Nation
May 26, 2021
The New York Story Is Not the Real Estate Story
Massive overdevelopment and warehousing apartments for the wealthy were killing New York even before the pandemic. So why are none of the mayoral candidates talking about that?
March 8, 2021
Jing Fong Couldn’t Survive. Will Manhattan’s Chinatown?
The pandemic has tipped the scales even further in favor of landlords over workers.
November 10, 2020
The Death of Working-Class Paris
As the rich transform France’s capital into a piggy bank and playground, the future of the city hangs in the balance.
August 4, 2020
N.K. Jemisin Wrote a Sci-Fi Ode to New York City—Then It Became Reality
We talked to the award-winning writer about
The City We Became,
her latest groundbreaking, world-quaking book, and why it feels so prescient.
June 8, 2020
Florida’s Flooded Future: ‘Retreat While There’s Still Time’
With sea levels rising, Miami will be underwater by the end of the century.
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May 19, 2020
The Murder That Threatened to Divide the Two Harlems
After a Barnard student was stabbed to death in Morningside Park, long-timers and gentrifiers feared they’d find themselves at odds.
May 14, 2020
Los Angeles’s ‘Eviction Ban’ Doesn’t Protect Tenants
The city’s emergency measures will only delay a huge wave of evictions until later this year.
May 11, 2020
Chinatowns Must Radicalize to Survive
Direct action and inclusivity are driving the new Asian American movement.
April 2, 2020
Seattle Destroyed Homeless Encampments as the Pandemic Raged
Advocates say the City continued to do unannounced sweeps, even after it was clear that the policy put unhoused people in danger of infection.
Dae Shik Kim Jr.
October 31, 2019
How Staples Center Kicked LA Gentrification Into Overdrive
It was hailed as a turning point for a depressed downtown, but its construction helped start a wildfire of displacement.