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Lecture 1

COMM 100W Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Gentrification


Department
Communication Studies Department
Course Code
COMM 100W
Professor
Jean Tran
Lecture
1

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Gentrification negatively affects a neighborhood.
About ⅕ of residents leaving gentrifying
neighborhoods move to lower-income
neighborhoods
Usually with more crime rates and worse schools.
Studies show that rental prices cause the displacement
of people of color from their homes.
For example, between 1990 and 2011, the
percentage of black residents in all Oakland
neighborhoods fell
by 40 percent.
Gentrification leads to exclusion of the poor
Its a result of the middle and upper class moving
in
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