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Gentrification and Universities
This paper examines various gentrification programs to develop a way that the University of Southern California (USC) can create a neighborhood that retains its original lower income residents.
# 63518 | 1,680 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper discusses a new-style gentrification movement, driven primarily by universities' faculties and staffs, seeking housing in the campus neighborhoods to be closer to their jobs and to take advantage of cultural benefits of the university area, forces long-time and mainly lower-income residents out of the area. The author reviews programs at the University of Pennsylvania in gentrifying West Philadelphia, New York University in New York City and Emory University in Atlanta and highly recommends using the model of developer James Rouse's 36 years old planned community of Columbia, Maryland, which is openly dedicated to racial and socio-economic diversity. The paper recommends that, in order to preserve a mixed neighborhood in the vicinity of USC, the university, using its human assets to help in this effort, must be proactive and prevail upon government to assist by offering various concessions to developers and grants to individuals.

Table of Contents
Shared Prosperity Program
The NYU Partial Solution
Financing Fixes
West Coast Solutions
Deep South Suggestions
A Lesson from the East Coast

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