Lessons from Turning the Corner: Monitoring Neighborhood Change to Prevent Displacement

May 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Kathryn L.S. Pettit
Mychal Cohen
Diane K. Levy

Turning the Corner: Monitoring Neighborhood Change to Prevent Displacement piloted a local research model in five cities to monitor change in select neighborhoods to prevent gentrification-related displacement and support inclusive revitalization efforts. Cities included Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and the Twin Cities. Drawing from two forthcoming briefs, researchers from the Urban Institute will draw from the five sites’ projects to highlight key takeaways and to present insights related to public safety and small businesses. There will be time for participants to ask questions and offer comments based on their own local experiences.

Project Background: The Turning the Corner project was incubated by the Federal Reserve-Philanthropy Initiative, a collaboration between the Restoring Prosperity in Older Industrial Cities Working Group of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and several Federal Reserve district banks, in response to concerns about displacement in cities with recovering and moderate-strength housing markets. Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership managed the project and synthesized lessons across the sites. Local teams in the five sites conducted research and engagement in two to four focus neighborhoods.

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