This article by Daniel Kay Hertz, a senior fellow at City Observatory, offers a different perspective on the usual gentrification narrative. 


City Observatory, a Knight Foundation-funded urban policy think tank, found that high-poverty communities that didn’t gentrify fell deeper into poverty and lost a stunning 40 percent of their population, on average, between 1970 and 2010. If our concern is displacement, then that number ought to be a major concern.”


Read the piece: Planning Magazine Gentrification.pdf