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Urban Displacement Map

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Urban Displacement Map

The Urban Displacement Project is a research and action initiative of UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers at UCLA and Portland State University with input and funding from community based organizations, regional planning departments, foundations, and the State of California's Air Resources Board (ARB). The project aims to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement in American cities, with a current focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California and Portland. Communities have been increasingly concerned about how new transit investment and related infill development will affect the lives of existing residents, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. This map analyzes regional data on housing, income and other demographics to better understand and predict where gentrification and displacement is happening and will likely occur in the future. Risk of gentrification is indicated by low income migration rate, historic housing stock, the presence or planning of rail stations, and employment density. With the funding from the California Air Resources Board as well as the California Endowment, the Urban Displacement Project responds to these concerns by examining the relationships between investment, neighborhood change, gentrification and displacement. Users can view demographic trends and anti-displacement policy measures (rent stabilization, inclusionary zoning, etc.). The map includes links to relevant community organizations by city and full literature reviews on gentrification, displacement, and the relationship to public-private investment.

Datasets

Census data (http://www.urbandisplacement.org/sites/default/files/images/methdology_summary.pdf)

Partners

UC Berkeley, UCLA, Portland State University, California Air Resources Board as well as the California Endowment

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