Gentrification, Displacement, and Neighborhood Revitalization

Edited by J. John Palen & Bruce London

Subjects: Urban Studies
Series: SUNY series in Urban Public Policy
Paperback : 9780873957854, 271 pages, June 1985
Hardcover : 9780873957847, 271 pages, June 1985

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Bringing an empirical, objective approach to a topic that has often been the source of emotional and uninformed controversy, Gentrification, Displacement and Neighborhood Revitalization provides an introduction to major issues in urban revitalization, new research findings, and a discussion of theoretical perspectives.

This is the first broad-based survey of a scattered literature that has not been readily accessible. The book's comprehensive introduction leads to informative analyses of new research by sociologists, planners, geographers, and urban studies faculty. A concluding essay examines the present state of knowledge about gentrification and discusses its implications, suggesting future developments and trends.

J. John Palen is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His publications include The Urban World, City Scenes: Problems and Prospects, Social Problems, and Urban America. Bruce London is Associate Professor of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University. His publications include various studies in urban sociology.