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Talking Headways Podcast: The Urban Displacement Project

9:55 AM PDT on September 4, 2015

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This week my guest is Miriam Zuk of UC Berkeley's Center for Community Innovation, who discusses how the team at the Urban Displacement Project has studied and mapped out gentrification and displacement risk in the Bay Area. We talk about the relationship between transit and rising property values, as well as the widespread portrayal of gentrification in the media as a rapidly occurring short-term process.

Miriam also shares case studies of places like Concord, California, where data indicated the community was declining, but residents and speculators were betting on the future because of proximity to a BART station. We get into the regional job market and the pressure it creates for neighborhoods, and we consider the definition of gentrification, a favorite topic in policy circles.

Join us for a discussion of complex topics you won’t want to miss.

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