There Goes the Hood by Lance Freeman
Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up

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"There Goes the 'Hood" analyzes the experience of gentrification for residents of two predominantly black New York City neighbourhoods. It thereby adds an important yet often overlooked perspective to debates on gentrification - the residents of formerly disinvested neighbourhoods themselves. Their perspectives suggest that neither gentrification is neither entirely threatening or redemptive for urban neighbourhoods. Rather, it can both offer a better life and threaten long-established communities. While residents appreciate the opportunities, they resent that it often takes full-scale gentrification to make their neighbourhoods nice. The concluding chapters of the book suggest ways for limiting the negative aspects of gentrification and new ways of thinking about gentrification and the inner city.

About Lance Freeman

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Lance Freeman is Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.
Published July 28, 2006 by Temple University Press. 248 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Rather than hewing to theory by asking professionals about gentrification in minority-dominated urban areas, Columbia assistant professor Freeman takes a practical approach, bringing his questions to the residents themselves.

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