Employment Opportunities Among Solutions for Gentrifying Neighborhoods

We wrote a while back about the Gentrification Index from the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center at UIC. The index compares socioeconomic change across Chicago's neighborhoods over the past 40 years. It's worth checking out. The supplement to that index, Gentrification & Neighborhood Change: Helpful Tools for Communities, came out earlier this year. This toolkit offers practical steps that neighborhoods can [...]

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New Gentrification Index Highlights Neighborhood Inequality

The Nathalie P. Voorhees Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago released their Gentrification Index this week. The full report, titled "The Socioeconomic Change of Chicago’s Community Areas," compares racial, economic, educational, and other demographic indicators from 1970 to 2010. The researchers found that rising inequality has exacerbated the gap between thriving communities and struggling communities in Chicago: Central to [...]

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