How Real Is Gentrification?

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Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2014


Some commentators argue that gentrification is turning many cities into a playground for the rich. This article rejects that view, pointing out that even relatively affluent cities are still poorer than the average suburb.

Note: 2014© Thomson Reuters. This article originally appeared in The Real Estate Law Journal, Volume 43 (Winter 2014). Reprinted here with permission of Thomson Reuters.

Keywords: land use, gentrification, housing, cities, urban planning

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, How Real Is Gentrification? (2014). 43 Real Est. L.J. 344 (Winter 2014), Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 15-35, Available at SSRN:

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