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dream home.
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Lisbon, Portugal (by Chris Fullmer)
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A-frame in Poso Park, Sequoia National Forest in Posey, California.
Contributed by Michael J. Hofer.
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Our plans in Paris
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Proof that Paris is lovely even when it’s rainy and grey. #dispatchfrom @parisinfourmonths. #paris #takemethere
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First, any benefits of gentrification remain highly bounded, showing little signs of spilling over or trickling down to adjacent neighborhoods, particularly those with more minority residents. Hwang and Sampson’s study limited itself just to tracts that were geographically within spitting distance of ones that had already seen signs of renewal. But the benefits of upgrading couldn’t always cross those racial borders. As the authors conclude, “Such a pattern perpetuates, and perhaps worsens, urban inequality.”
Second, it is not just those who are displaced that gentrification hurts. There is an even larger category of left-behinds, those whose neighborhoods are essentially impervious to upgrading. These are the areas where poverty, race, and class have their most persistent effects, reinforcing and compounding concentrated disadvantage.

-Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods
[Photo: Eric Allix Rogers/Flickr]
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