Roundtable: Gentrification – National Trends and Denver Example. What Does Research Tell Us ?
(Housing, Community Development, and Urban Policy)

Friday, November 8, 2019: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Plaza Building: Concourse Level, Governor's Square 16 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Moderator:  Paul Teske, University of Colorado, Denver
Speakers:  Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University, Tony Robinson, University of Colorado, Denver and Jennifer Rodgers, Enterprise Community Partners

Most American cities are experiencing some neighborhood gentrification, with mixed results for different city populations.  This creates impacts on affordable housing, homelessness, displacement, changing neighborhood dynamics and school enrollments.  While bringing in more people with more money provides advantages to city economies, the other impacts are gaining more attention and policy action. 

How much can research tell us about the positive and negative elements of gentrification? To what degree can urban policies and planning actually impact the development that leads to gentrification ?

 Denver, a city that has been booming in many ways, has also faced major gentrification issues and challenges, and provides a local example of these issues.