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Comparative Gentrification Policy Studio

Displacement, Housing Instability, and Homelessness

As gentrification reshapes urban neighborhoods, what has happened to households vulnerable to housing instability and homelessness? Is there more to this story than just rising rents?

This studio explored how different case study cities have experienced and reacted to gentrification through the lens of housing security. We were tasked with translating findings from these case studies into an actionable policy and programmatic agenda that can inform policymakers, advocates, and community organizations as they develop strategies to support vulnerable residents.

Studio Participants

University of Pennsylvania - Master of City Planning Candidates 2018