If you build it, will they have to leave?

August 29, 2016
This screengrab of the mapping tool shows that the gentrification of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles has been happening longer than in surrounding neighborhoods.
This screengrab of the mapping tool shows that the gentrification of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles has been happening longer than in surrounding neighborhoods.
Urban Displacement Project

A team of researchers at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has created a tool to help communities and policymakers ensure that new construction won’t result in displacement pressure on low-income communities. In particular, the project promotes the understanding on how new light-rail and subway projects may result in gentrification. The team hopes that their work will inform future decisions about public investments and provide engaged citizens with information about the issues facing their neighborhoods.

Source: If you build it, will they have to leave? UCLA Newsroom, 29 Aug 2016

Additional coverage about the UCLA Urban Displacement Project:

A gentrification map shows the flipside of Metro expansion KPCC, 7 Sep 2016

Researchers map the gentrification effects of transportation projects on low-income communities Phys.org, 30 Aug 2016

This map shows where gentrification is happening across Los Angeles Curbed Los Angeles, 30 Aug 2016

Gentrification and Displacement in Southern California UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, 29 Aug 2016