Gentrification

Opinion: Development in Stamford will not lead to gentrification or ghettos 

Opinion: Development in Stamford will not lead to gentrification or ghettos 

Development en masse is not new to Stamford; however, this time there is widespread concern and skepticism regarding the scope of development and the effects it will have on the city. The belief that development in Stamford will lead to gentrification is based on a more general belief that development leads to gentrification, rather than on what is really happening in Stamford.

On the issue of gentrification and scope of development in Stamford

On the issue of gentrification and scope of development in Stamford

The construction cranes in the South End and the new apartment buildings downtown are testaments to the $6 billion of investment in Stamford. The neighborhood redevelopment project that started in 2008 with Building and Land Technology (BLT) has grown into a city-wide real estate construction boom.

Editorial: Is gentrification what Hartford needs?

Editorial: Is gentrification what Hartford needs?

In a recent op-ed, Andrew Deener, from the UConn Department of Sociology, and Jonathan Wynn, from UMass-Amherst, argued that gentrification could play a positive role in Hartford. Gentrification has carried a negative connotation for decades, perceived as the process by which new residents or developers invest in communities, raising property values and forcing poorer residents out. Deener and Wynn make a compelling case that the most negative effects of gentrification are felt in large cities like New York and Boston and that smaller cities like Hartford may experience positive effects.