Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Gentrification Threatens Uptown Diversity" -The Red Line Project (Lawrence)

As this is a new project, we might from time to time have a posting that might not by current but a look into an issue that may be ongoing regarding Uptown. Or Even a look at some Uptown History.

Here is an article posted by The Red Line Project, Lawrence: Gentrification Threatens Uptown Diversity. The Red Line Project is a web site launched by DePaul University College of Communication undergraduate journalism students in Mike Reilley's Online Journalism II course.

There are some really stark statistics on the gentrification that Uptown is in and facing:
"A 2006 study by the Voorhees Center at the University of Illinois Chicago classified Uptown in early to mid-stage gentrification. This type of area is marked by a decrease in low-income households and subsidized housing. Lakeview, directly to the south, is classified as gentrifying, showing an increase in high-income households and a decrease in minorities"

"According to the U.S. Census, the white population in Uptown has increased from 39 percent to 42 percent from 1990 to 2000. The median household income went from $22,378 to $36,306. The median house value changed from $137,800 to $270,300."

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