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Thursday, April 5 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
TH1.30.02 Exploring Global Gentrification Processes

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This session explores the diversity of gentrification processes and actors in a global context, with case studies from Chicago, Pongso no Tau and Hong Kong. Redevelopment and displacement is examined through a series of perspectives emphasizing a complex set of actors and upgrading processes, including artists and their communities, tourists, large-scale government involvement, and historic preservation activists and programs.


Moderator: Igor Vojnovic, Michigan State University


Gentrification Processes in Chicago's Arts and Cultural Districts: The Shaping of Gentrification by the First Wave of Gentrifiers
Cristina Benton, Anderson Economic Group; Igor Vojnovic, Michigan State University


On the Historical-Geographical Limits of Gentrification: Rent Gaps on Pongso no Tau?
Eric Clark, Lund University


Heritage-Fueled Gentrification and the Remaking of Chicago’s Northside Neighborhoods 
Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, Iowa State University; Igor Vojnovic, Michigan State University


The Landscape of Gentrification: Hong Kong, 1986–2006
Minting Ye, Pacific Union International; Igor Vojnovic, Michigan State University; Guo Chen, Michigan State University


Thursday April 5, 2018 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Churchill (2nd Floor)