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:

Michael Lewyn (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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