Arlene Chen

Arlene is a History major at Vassar with a correlate (minor) in Migration and Displacement Studies and an interest in International Studies. She has been working with the Selective Bibliography since Summer 2021.

The Olympics, Community Gardens, and ‘Islands of Exclusion’: Gentrification as Forced Displacement

Keywords: displacementgentrificationThe United States

Target audience: high school (grades 9-12)*

This section aims to introduce high school students to the concept of gentrification (mainly as it occurs in North America), help students understand the role gentrification plays in inducing and exacerbating forced displacement, allow for discussions on possible effects of gentrification including through a specific case study, and provide a space for them to collectively brainstorm next steps.