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UPPP 118 - Gentrification - Fall, 2023

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971



Introduction to Course

Gentrification is studied through a very interdisciplinary lens, reflecting economic, political and social forces.  Related to the often outcomes of displacement that arise due to gentrification, by street, neighborhood or even wider geography and access to basic human rights such as food and other basic necessities,  there are legal and related implications,  The concept of food deserts was based on examples of gentrification taking place in urban areas.  Resolving some of these issues requires examining how public policy and activism contribute to human rights in these areas. 

Subject headings or descriptors associated with gentrification include:

  • Gentrification
  • Urban renewal
  • Urban sociology
  • Equality - United Staters
  • City planning - Environmental aspects
  • Neighborhoods
  • Urbanization - Social aspects
  • Historical preservation
  • Real estate
  • Business & Economics - Urban & Regional
  • Working class
  • Coffeehouses - Social aspects

Databases - Finding journal articles

Use these databases to find journal articles, conference papers & proceedings and preprints about different aspects of gentrification - the first four (4) databases can be searched together by clicking on other databases in the tool bar and selecting them and there will be de-duplication so only retrieved once: