Pick of the day: The Real Story Behind the Gentrification of Brooklyn

Film still from Kelly Anderson’s “My Brooklyn” (image via mybrooklyn.com)

Film still from Kelly Anderson’s “My Brooklyn” (image via mybrooklyn.com)

“The process of gentrifying Brooklyn is not necessarily making Brooklyn a better place to live,” says MIT professor Craig Wilder at one point during the movie. Later he adds, “The process of gentrification in New York is not about people moving into a neighborhood and other people moving out of a neighborhood. The process of gentrification is about corporations sectioning off large chunks of those neighborhoods and then planning out their long-term development.”

read the whole story on Hyperallergic: The Real Story Behind the Gentrification of Brooklyn.

About Ares

Ares Kalandides holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Studies from the National Technical University of Athens. He is the founder and CEO of Inpolis, an international consultancy based in Berlin, Germany and has implement several projects around the world. Ares teaches Urban Economics at the Technical University in Berlin and Metropolitan Studies at NYU Berlin.
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