Lately I am really peeved with the out of control gentrification that is making the most of the desire of younger well-heeled yuppies to live in the central business
districts. I first applauded the redevelopment of the warehouse district here in New Orleans but soon realized the classist nature of the area. I would personally love to live closer to the central city but as a broke grad student it's all but impossible.
It seems to me the developers who are focusing on urban areas realize the money to be made off the yuppies and feel no need to make these areas more inclusive as to create the actual feel of a city in contrast to an exclusive playground for gallery-hopping yupps. I am aware that this situation is common throughout the country as it is becoming increasinly hip to live in the downtown. Any thoughts ?