Tag: gentrification

Oakland fire warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Resident of Warehouse in Oakland Fire Regrets ‘Burning Man Crowd’

The “Ghost Ship,” the warehouse and artists’ colony where 36 people lost their lives in the Oakland fire last Friday night, was “a serious attempt to bring the Black Oakland culture back into the art scene,” former resident Alexander Doré told Breitbart News. However, that vision was overrun by what Doré referred to as the “Burning Man crowd.”

The Specter of De-Gentrification: The Once and Future Suburb

1. Urban Renaissance—or False Dawn?

One of the most consequential societal trends in the last thirty years has been gentrification. In many American metropolises, gentrification has turned the term “inner city” on its head. The old image was of a poor, blighted ghetto; the new image is of an affluent yuppie/hipster playground.

San Francisco Tenderloin (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Nuns Who Help Poor in San Francisco Face Eviction

Two French nuns who have devoted their lives to helping the homeless and downtrodden are now in danger of facing the same fate, as they could soon be evicted from the kitchen and little room they rent in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.