Centering Community Ownership and Voice to Combat Green Gentrification
Public and private housing developers value the benefits parks and green spaces add to an area because they drive economic development and transform neighborhoods. However, by contributing to increasing property values, these green amenities can also present risks for lower-income residents, pricing them out of their neighborhoods. This phenomena is known as green gentrification and can be an unintended consequence of park and green space development. Considering and taking appropriate steps to manage and mitigate this risk is critical for ensuring all residents have equitable access to parks and housing stability.
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