What we talk about when we talk about gentrification
The worst problems are in the neighbourhoods that aren't gentrifying. Any time housing is discussed, gentrification is inevitably involved. And yet, there isn't a clear cut definition that allows the necessary debate on the issues it generally involves to flow and be functional as it should. Jerusalem Demsas argues that the murky pop-culture focus on gentrification has led some of us to believe it is a dominant form of inequality. Here, she argues that the draining the soul of some cities "is not the gentrifying neighbourhoods: It is exclusion, segregation, and concentrated poverty."