No one could argue that Olney, in upper North Philadelphia, is gentrifying. But that doesn’t mean the neighborhood isn’t revitalizing.
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“I can’t reverse gentrification with one bookstore. But what I can do is model alternatives to what gentrification looks like,” said Hill.
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“Gentrification” is a word that gets tossed around a lot, especially in Philadelphia, a city where some neighborhoods are experiencing rapid demographic shifts.
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‘We want to see growth’ too: Why Tonetta Graham isn’t worried about Philly hipsters moving into her neighborhood
Graham wants the main beneficiaries to be people like herself, residents who stuck with the neighborhood during its darkest moments.
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While it may be harder to tell, data suggests white neighborhoods in Philly are actually gentrifying faster than black neighborhoods.
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The reinvention of Society Hill in the 1960s is widely considered one of the first instances of gentrification — although no one called it that at the time.
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As neighborhoods gentrify, there is a complex web of effects — some positive, some negative. This week WHYY is examining those changes from the ground up.
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