Tag Archives: gentrification

How can cities be kept affordable? A new attempt with rent controls in Germany

Many European cities experienced strong rent price increases over the last decade, which increasingly threaten to displace poorer parts of the society from urban centres. Despite the already tightly regulated housing market, rents in several German cities increased by almost … Continue reading

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Summer movies: Bye Bye Barcelona

Bye Bye Barcelona (here the website) is the second summer movie of the YAblog. It is a well-documented and powerful documentary about how tourism and gentrification are changing Barcelona. Some may find similarities with what’s going one in their own … Continue reading

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Can local policies handle the problem of gentrification?

While local policies to mitigate the displacement caused by gentrification are critical– perhaps now more than at any time in the last half century–local governments in the U.S. have little incentive to adopt such policies.¬† A recent article¬†in The Atlantic … Continue reading

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AirBnb, Vice: and gentrification in the US

I’ve been literally astonished by the recent shift in the quality of Vice News. Yes, news.Vice.com and the national editions I read in Italy and Portugal. Go dig a bit in their archives and let me know. Well, having saying … Continue reading

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