May 10, 2022
Gentrification has impacted many people living in cities as under-invested neighborhoods have been transformed into higher wealth areas. As the cost of living increases, gentrification often leads to the displacement of longtime residents who can no longer afford to live in these areas. Local jurisdictions can take steps to monitor these changes and implement policies and processes that minimize negative impacts to residents. In this episode we talk with Ed Goetz, professor of urban and regional planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, director of Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota, and coauthor of The Diversity of Gentrification report, which looks at gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul over 15 years and provides recommended policy approaches to shift narratives.