All of the titles below link to thematic research sections addressing gentrification. Each section will open as a PDF and contains a written introduction with approximately 8-12 open-access and multi-media resources (books, articles, videos, podcasts, etc.). 

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

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.