Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center at American University. His research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, urban politics, and race. He is a leading expert on gentrification and equitable neighborhood development policy.

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WAMU

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Chevy Chase Dog Park Latest Local Doggie Drama

Washington City Paper

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An Oral History of Gentrification in Shaw and U Street NW

Bisnow Dallas-Forth Worth

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Co-Living Is In Growth Mode As Gentrification Issues Shake Up Major Cities

Science News

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Immigrants pave the way for the gentrification of black neighborhoods

CityLab

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What D.C.’s Go-Go Showdown Reveals About Gentrification

The Washington Post

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From ‘Liz’ to ‘The Jason’: The bizarre trend of fancy apartments with human names

The Virginia Mercury

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In fight over affordable housing, some lawmakers aren’t worried about gentrification; ‘I want to up the property values’

Bloomberg Businessweek

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A Luxury Home Firewall Could Save This Neighborhood From Amazon’s HQ2

The Eagle

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The HQ2 Divide

The Huffington Post

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Black-Owned Businesses Carve Out Space In An Increasingly Gentrified D.C.

The Washington Post

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Sixty years of D.C. history and culture, slathered in chili

Equal Times

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The steady decline of African-American culture in Washington DC

The Village Voice

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The TRGT Fiasco Was No Mistake

The Washington Post

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Exhibit documents historic neighborhood change, successful collective action

Governing Magazine

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Can Gentrification Be Illegal?

The Washington Post

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Do posh waterfronts make a city world-class? D.C. is betting hundreds of millions on it.

The Washington Post

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Lawsuit: D.C. policies to attract affluent millennials discriminated against blacks

Atlanta Black Star

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Gentrification: Reversal of Historic White Flight Is Creating a New Black Flight

CityLab

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It's Not Cool to Argue About Whether D.C. Is Cool

New York Times

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In a Revived Durham, Black Residents Ask: Is There Still Room for Us?