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Gentrification news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
October 25, 2019
Our Town Is Broke. Should We Accept Investment From a Homophobe and a Tea Partier?
Another reader asks what they should do if a school integration plan causes “logistical mayhem” for their family.