Here are some definitions, articles, maps, and links for data, opinions, and information about the double-edged sword of gentrification and the continual cycle of urban blight and renewal. I hope you find these helpful – there are some points from the “pro” side, but mostly “anti.” Enjoy!

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentrification

 

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gentrification

 

 

Flag Wars: What is Gentrification?

 

http://www.hydepark.org/affordablehousing/affhsginfo.htm

 

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2015/1stDistrict/1133246_R23.pdf

 

http://www.freddiemac.com/singlefamily/preventfraud/flipping.html

 

https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/2014-12-11%20EEC%20&%20MW%20to%20FHFA%20OIG.pdf

 

https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article60950432.html

 

http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/info/boardminutes201010.pdf

 

http://www.safeguardproperties.com/News/Safeguard_in_the_News/2012/06/The_Blight_Fight.aspx

 

http://nationalfairhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TRENDS-REPORT-4-19-17-FINAL-2.pdf

 

https://www.americanbanker.com/news/fair-housing-group-targets-b-of-a-in-latest-discrimination-suit

 

Gentrification continues its eastward push: 31st and Troost slated for $18M development from kansascity

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/10/atlanta-super-gentrification-eminent-domain

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/28/hipsters-property-developers-gentrification-cereal-killer-cafe

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/why-a-law-meant-to-protect-the-poor-from-gentrification-doesnt-really-work/2016/02/06/2a26f818-cc40-11e5-88ff-e2d1b4289c2f_story.html?noredirect=on

 

 

 

 

https://newrepublic.com/article/112886/san-franciscos-gentrification-problem-isnt-gentrification

 

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/gentrification.pdf

 

https://www.tonyskansascity.com/2017/12/more-kcmo-gentrification-on-39th-street.html

 

http://kcur.org/topic/beyond-our-borders-troost

 

http://kcur.org/post/plans-revitalize-kansas-citys-urban-core-aired-community-meeting

 

https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/86/topics/166234-kansas-city-up-and-coming-and-bread-and-butter-areas-for-buy-and-hold

 

Gentrification concerns raised over plans near Kansas City’s jazz district

 

The Nearly Forgotten Historic Northeast Kansas City

 

Who’s Our Neighbor? A Conversation on Neighborhoods, Poverty and Race – QUESTIONS

 

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/diagnosing-gentrification-health_us_5a7c3af9e4b0c6726e0fd9ec

 

http://prospect.org/article/gentrification-hangover-0

 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/high-ground-is-becoming-hot-property-as-sea-level-rises/

 

The Atlantic: Is Gentrification a Human Rights Violation?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/spike-lee-amazing-rant-against-gentrification.html

 

https://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/benediktsson2013/files/2013/04/Coffee-Shops-and-Crime.pdf

 

 

Gentrification, Property Taxes and Arson

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_increment_financing

 

MAC Properties Opens New Imported Modular Apartments in Midtown KC

 

http://lawreview.uchicago.edu/sites/lawreview.uchicago.edu/files/77-1-TaxIncrementFinancing-Richard%20Briffault.pdf

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/gentrification-moskowitz/519057/

 

https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/14577

 

GENTRIFIED: A CONVERSATION ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AND RACE

 

 

http://www.lincnet.net/1902

 

Gentrification in the West Side | Emmanuel Mack & Mylene Carrasco

 

 

http://midtownkcpost.com/category/homesbuildings/developmentredevelopment/page/3/

 

https://preservemo.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/resource-directory-final-031114.pdf

 

https://www.bridgemi.com/detroit-journalism-cooperative/what-gentrification-much-detroit-getting-worse

 

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/10/9/by-any-other-name-gentrification-or-economic-exclusion?ibp-adgroup=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5-OZjOur3AIV2rXACh3vIgl0EAMYASAAEgKQw_D_BwE

 

https://web.williams.edu/Economics/ArtsEcon/library/pdfs/WhyIsGentrificationAProbREFORM.pdf

 

Why Is Gentrification Bad?

 

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/11/is-gentrification-really-a-problem

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/sep/29/gentrification-global-problem-better-solution-oliver-wainwright

 

7 Reasons Why Gentrification Hurts Communities of Color

 

https://www.useful-community-development.org/gentrification.html

 

http://www.rosinpreservation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Killing-historic-tax-credits-would-do-the-same-to-local-and-national-redevelopment.pdf

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/01/the_gentrification_myth_it_s_rare_and_not_as_bad_for_the_poor_as_people.html

 

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/the-criminalization-of-gentrifying-neighborhoods/548837/

 

An examination of gentrification: A look at Kansas City

 

 

https://naslef.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NASLEF_2009_AR.pdf

 

http://www.slefi.com/wp-content/themes/slefi/pdf/4ddd123a1192a.pdf

 

https://www.nmhc.org/uploadedFiles/Final_Govt_Affairs_Research_Insight_Content/Research-Reports/2016-NMHC-50.pdf

 

https://smeharbinger.net/gallery-gentrification-in-kansas-city/

 

Gentrification: The Westside from kansascity

 

https://blavity.com/black-kansas-city-residents-fear-losing-their-homes-to-gentrification

 

 

Gentrification in KC: Is it Happening? And Where?

 

 

https://www.stlouisfed.org/~/media/Files/PDFs/Community-Development/Research-Reports/lihtc_report.pdf?la=en

 

https://www.federalreserve.gov/other20091110a1.pdf

 

Gentrification: The Westside

 

 

https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article177276366.html

 

 

Gentrification study shows urban core strength, Troost dividing line

 

 

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/kansas-city-gentrification-maps-demographic-data.html

 

 

Can You Improve an Area Without Gentrifying It?

 

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/this-is-what-happens-after-a-neighborhood-gets-gentrified/432813/

 

 

 

Reforming Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

 

 

MAC Properties Plans $78M Project to Revive Troost/Armour Intersection

 

https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article212571764.html

 

https://www.pembrookgroup.com/releases/Novogradac%20Commonwealth%20Portfolio%20Final%203-12.pdf

 

MAC properties $78 Million project for Armour/Troost intersection from kansascity

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.thepitchkc.com/news/article/20563717/is-the-city-done-trying-to-oust-a-section-8-housing-developer-from-armour-boulevard

 

https://www.tonyskansascity.com/2018/06/no-parking-in-hyde-park.html

 

http://www.city-data.com/forum/kansas-city/1553963-photo-tour-hyde-park-neighborhood-kansas.html

 

http://www.westsidehousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Reconnect-Westside-Plan.pdf

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/05/17/mac-properties-troost-armour-project-incentives.html

 

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article157411519.html

 

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.398.7748&rep=rep1&type=pdf

 

http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/NHTF_Allocation-Report_2017.pdf

 

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol19num1/Cityscape-April-2017.pdf

 

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol18num3/Cityscape-Nov-2016.pdf

 

https://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/usccr/documents/cr12h8117.pdf

 

 

http://www.hydepark.org/neighborhood/AntheusMAC.htm

 

2016 Sessions

https://knowledge.uchicago.edu/bitstream/handle/11417/213/Khare_uchicago_0330D_13360.pdf?sequence=1

 

https://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.org/files/downloads/report-brophy-godsil.pdf

 

 

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/journal_of_affordable_housing/volume_27_number_1/AH%2027-1_Combined%20PDF.authcheckdam.pdf

 

121A-B-Cs: Part 3, What does the city get for its tax abatement?

 

http://hydeparkprogress.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-you-told-us-about-mac-nothing.html

 

 

Hyde Park residents voice concerns at Antheus, MAC property meeting

 

 

 

https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article61188552.html

 

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/il-court-of-appeals/1673837.html