Alternative Geographies of Gentrification 1

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (MDT)
Room: Roosevelt 4.5, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Gordon Douglas, Jeffrey Parker
Chairs: Gordon Douglas


The past several decades have seen the rise of a now flourishing body of social science research on gentrification. From Sharon Zukin to Neil Smith to newer work by Brown-Saracino, Freeman, Phillips, and others, we have an increasingly complex understanding of the forces contributing to neighborhood change and cultural and demographic displacement and the variety of forms it can take. Yet we have few solutions to the problems it causes or policy prescriptions to ameliorate against it. And meanwhile the morphology, character, and face of the process continue to evolve. This session invites proposals that trouble or push the boundaries of our understanding of gentrification spatially, social, and economically, from the processes driving it to the lived experiences of residents and its implications for the changing geographies of urban regions.

Papers in this session might consider the following topics or questions:
- New ways of describing, studying, and measuring gentrification
- Industrial gentrification and displacement
- Linkages and disconnects between retail and neighborhood residential gentrification
- Geographies of gentrification in smaller cities, rural areas, and rustbelt landscapes
- Regional variations of gentrification
- The implications of climate change and disaster for gentrification
- The possibility of improvement without displacement... or even, gentrification without displacement?
- Evolving aesthetics and semiotics of gentrification
- Are there certain places with a greater or lesser "right" to resist gentrification, or that are more or less "deserving" of formal protection it?
- What is the role of universities, students, and academic professionals in the gentrification process, and what roles can they play in addressing it?


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Minji Kim*, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Tourism gentrification in less-privileged urban neighborhoods? The case of South Korean cities 16 3:05 PM
Presenter Serge A. Marek*, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Department of History & International Studies, Annette Koh, Cal Poly Pomona, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Whither Kakaʻako?: Progressive Urbanism vs. Place-Based Incursions of Global Capital In Honolulu’s Most Developable Neighborhood 16 3:21 PM
Presenter Gillian Tiley*, , Re-imagining Providence: Creativity and the Post-Industrial City 16 3:37 PM
Presenter Sebastián Villamizar-Santamaría*, CUNY - Graduate Center, Suburbanization Smells Like Rural Gentrification: Population Change and the Question of Definition in the Colombian Countryside 16 3:53 PM
Discussant Gordon Douglas San José State University - San Jose, CA 20 4:09 PM

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