Commentaries based on papers presented at the symposium:
- Ingrid Gould Ellen and Lei Ding: "Advancing Our Understanding of Gentrification" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Kathy M. O'Regan: "Gentrification Commentary: A Federal Perspective" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Lance M. Freeman: "A Commentary on 21st Century Gentrification" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Derek Hyra: "Gentrification Commentary: Causes, Consequences, and the Future of Equitable Development Policy" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
Theresa Y. Singleton, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Eric S. Belsky, Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Understanding Patterns and Causes of Gentrification
Panelists will present research that explores the extent of gentrification in urban neighborhoods and its causes. What are the key drivers of gentrification? Is gentrification more prevalent today than in earlier decades, and if so, why? Where does gentrification happen?
- Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Associate Professor of Business Economics, University of Toronto
Paper: "Causes and Consequences of Central Neighborhood Change, 1970-2010"
- Lena Edlund, Associate Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Paper: "Bright Minds, Big Rent: Gentrification and the Rising Returns to Skill"
- Jessie Handbury, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Paper: "Urban Revival in America, 2000 to 2010"
- Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning and Faculty Director, Wagner School and Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University
Paper: "Does Falling Crime Spur Gentrification?"
- Discussant: Jeffrey Lin, Economic Advisor and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Paper: "What Have We Learned About the Causes of Recent Gentrification?" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Moderator: Theresa Y. Singleton, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Research on the Consequences of Gentrification
What are the consequences of gentrification? During this panel, participants will hear research that addresses the effects of gentrification, especially the effects on low- and moderate-income individuals and households.
- Lance Freeman, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University
Paper: "Displacement and Gentrification in England and Wales: A Quasi-Experimental Approach"
- Lei Ding, Community Development Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Paper: "The Consequences of Gentrification: A Focus on Residents' Financial Health"
- Jeffrey Parker, Urban Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
Paper: "Negotiating the Space Between Avant-Garde and 'Hip Enough': Businesses and Commercial Gentrification in Wicker Park"
- Rachel Meltzer, Assistant Professor of Urban Policy, The New School
Paper: "Gentrification and Small Business: Threat or Opportunity?" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Discussant: Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores, Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University
- Moderator: Derek Hyra, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Lunch and Keynote Address
Katherine M. O'Regan, Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Research on Policy Approaches to Gentrification
During this panel, participants will hear about research that addresses how to respond to gentrification and the data and tools available for practitioners to prevent displacement.
- Samuel Dastrup, Associate, Abt Associates
Paper: "Linking Residents to Opportunity: Gentrification and Public Housing" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology, New York University
Paper: "Do Vouchers Protect Residents from Displacement?"
- Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley and Miriam Zuk
Paper: "Forewarned: The Use of Neighborhood Early Warning Systems for Gentrification and Displacement" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Jeffrey Lubell, Principal Associate and Director, Housing and Community Initiatives, Abt Associates
Paper: "Preserving and Expanding Affordability in Neighborhoods Experiencing Rising Rents and Property Values" (Forthcoming in Cityscape)
- Discussant: Paul A. Jargowsky, Director, Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers University–Camden
- Moderator: Vicki Been, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Perspectives from the Practitioners: Best Practices and Case Studies on Equitable Development in Neighborhoods
This panel will reflect on strategies to encourage long-run diversity and assist vulnerable and long-term residents in neighborhoods that are gentrifying. Practitioners will share promising ideas, highlight challenges to implementation, and identify information needed to better inform policy on these issues. Practices and policies to be discussed include equitable transit-oriented development, municipal-level utility and property tax relief programs, anti-eviction/harassment initiatives, and efforts to connect tenants to opportunities.
- Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
- Oramenta F. Newsome, Vice President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Washington, D.C.
- Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director, Planning and Economic Development, Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Beth McConnell, Policy Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
- Moderator: Ira Goldstein, President, Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund
Michael Grover, Assistant Vice President, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis