Poletown

The Side-Effects of Gentrification: Should Urban Pioneers Feel Threatened When Living in The 'Hood Goes Mainstream

By Joanna England / January 14, 2014 / 2 Comments

Candy and I have been discussing this very interesting long-form story from BuzzFeed about a man who bought a home in Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood for $500 when he was 23 years old. Since then, protesters, investors, and CEOs have bought up property throughout Detroit’s devastated neighborhoods, demolishing buildings and shrinking the city’s footprint.

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The Side-Effects of Gentrification: Should Urban Pioneers Feel Threatened When Living in The ‘Hood Goes Mainstream

By Joanna England / January 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

Candy and I have been discussing this very interesting long-form story from BuzzFeed about a man who bought a home in Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood for $500 when he was 23 years old. Since then, protesters, investors, and CEOs have bought up property throughout Detroit’s devastated neighborhoods, demolishing buildings and shrinking the city’s footprint.

Read More