The Dream Revisited: A Discussion on Neighborhood Gentrification
Launched on Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, The Dream Revisited is a “slow debate” on the role that segregation in neighborhoods and schools plays in hindering economic and racial equality. It is presented as part of the NYU Furman Center’s year-long Integration Research Initiative.
The fourth discussion in The Dream Revisited explores the relationship between gentrification, neighborhood integration, and public participation. The posts propose new policy initiatives to maintain affordability and support racially integrated neighborhoods. Essays include:
- “Transforming Gentrification into Integration” by Rachel D. Godsil, Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law.
- “Choice and Gentrification” by Olatunde Johnson, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.
- “Creating Integrated Communities is more than Preventing Displacement” by Lance Freeman, Associate Professor in the Urban Planning program at Columbia University
- “It’ll Take More Than a Voucher” by Brad Lander, New York City Council Member representing Brooklyn’s 39th District
Join the discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #TheDreamRevisited.
The Dream Revisited will feature a new discussion each month for the entire year. At the conclusion of project in 2014, the debates will be digitally archived. The Dream Revisited is presented as part of the NYU Furman Center's Integration Research Initiative and supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.