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New Urban Renewal
One of the most respected researchers on gentrification and the New Urban Renewal, Derek Hyra offers an unparalleled analysis of the nation's most difficult and complex issues.
The phrase “cappuccino city” refers to previously low-income, minority neighborhoods that are experiencing major demographic shifts caused by the influx of mid-to-upper income, white millennials. It’s happening in the Bronx in New York City, in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. Shaw is the neighborhood at the center of Derek Hyra’s new book, “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.”
THE NEW URBAN RENEWAL
RACE, CLASS, AND POLITICS IN THE CAPPUCCINO CITY
IN THE MEDIA
June 15, 2020
"By all indications, this second group of movers is far larger than those who have abruptly decided to flee. “There was this movement already of people starting to move out of the high-cost cities like San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C.,” Derek Hyra, a demographer at American University and the head of the school’s Metropolitan Policy Center, told me. Cities such as Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee have picked up significant population gains because of their relatively affordable real-estate markets, Hyra said, ripe for house flipping and gentrification."