Desire for Diversity and Difference in Gentrified Brooklyn. Dialogue between a Planner and a Sociologist

Manzo, Lidia (2013) Desire for Diversity and Difference in Gentrified Brooklyn. Dialogue between a Planner and a Sociologist. Cambio : Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali, 3 (6). pp. 71-88. ISSN 2239-1118

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This paper combines two ethnographic experiences conducted in two Brooklyn neighborhoods, with the aim to understand the gentrification process: its plural and multidimensional character and the contextual variables. However, coming from different paradigms they are less interested in doing a comparison of their case studies than presenting how different perspectives see and problematize gentrification and urban change in the face of diversity. In this light, the paper discusses the authors’ first-hand experiences and results from the field research as in a sort of dialogue with the academic reader. Reflection on how do they see and problematize gentrification and diversity, the social effects of displacement and the role of planning conclude the paper.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY- 4.0)
Keywords: Gentrification; Urban desire; Diversity; Brooklyn; Park Slope; Fort Greene;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 7908
Depositing User: Lidia Manzo
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 15:35
Journal or Publication Title: Cambio : Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali
Publisher: Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartmento di Scienze Politiche E Sociali, Laboratorio Sulle Transformazioni Sociali
Refereed: Yes

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