I'm in a Master's student in a planning program and am thinking of writing a paper on gentrification this semester. I know this subject's huge, so I'm trying to get some info together to review to try to think about a more defined topic OF gentrification. If you have thoughts to share, Id love to hear your views on:
-Is gentrification a necessary step in urban revitalization?
-Does gentrification have to be a negative trend (i.e. can you do it the 'right' way--bringing in new residents while keeping the old)?
-What are the possibilities for resisting / preventing gentrification?
-What are some case studies that show positive or negative effects of gentrification?
-What might a good "focus" be for a paper on this subject?
***Do you have any books or articles you'd recommend on gentrification?
Thanks! Looking forward to your thoughts--