Shelterforce’s Miriam Axel-Lute joined Disunomics of the Shot & Chaser podcast to talk about gentrification, what it really means—in the U.S. and abroad in places like London—and whether there’s anything we can do to stop it.
“There’s lot of things people mean when they use the term, which is one of the reasons it gets a little controversial, but it generally involves neighborhood change due to a rapid influx of newer and wealthier residents,” said Axel-Lute.
At Shelterforce, we’ve found that there are at least four broad kinds of things that people mean when they say they are concerned about “gentrification.”
“It’s a word we try to be cautious about using because … it can be confusing if you don’t know which outcomes people are concerned about when they use the term,” Axel-Lute said.
For more, check out our gentrification explainer.