TOD, part 2- Displacement or Community Dividend?

Season 4, Episode 5

Co-hosts Joanne Jan and Sherry Li are back with our guests Karen Chapple of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning & Interim Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs to continue our discussion on transit-oriented development (TOD). In episode 5, we dive into one of the hypothesized unintended consequences of TOD - gentrification and displacement. We learn some examples of TOD from outside the US and then Anastasia and Karen share the findings from their research on both residential and commercial gentrification. The episode ends with discussion on warning signs of gentrification and displacement along with strategies to employ once the process has already started in order to preserve affordability. 

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Photo Credit: Fruitvale Station Train, Oakland, CA 
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  1. Karen Chapple’s personal website here and faculty website here
  2. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris’s faculty website here
  3. Karen Chapple and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris’s book, Transit Oriented Displacement or Community Dividends? Understanding the Effects of Smarter Growth on Communities
  4. Karen Chapple and Miriam Zuk’s 2016 article, “Forewarned: The Use of Neighborhood Early Warning Systems for Gentrification and Displacement”
  5. Scholars mentioned: Ingrid Gould Ellen, NYU (google scholar here), Peter Marcuse (google scholar here), Dowell Myers (google scholar here)
  6. Karen Chapple and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris’s 2021 publication, “White Paper on Anti-Displacement Strategy Effectiveness”