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Equity, Gentrification, and Light Rail.

Young, Kelcie.

The Central Corridor Equity Coalition requested research on the impacts of light rail transit on community change and displacement. This report is a summary of previous academic research on gentrification and light rail, followed by a census analysis comparing communities before and after light rail construction. This analysis reveals questionable ties between LRT and gentrification, but communities must still act to address concerns and prevent displacement. The next section describes tools and programs to prevent displacement, followed by a summary of advice from other communities. Overall, a comprehensive displacement prevention strategy requires prior planning, a coordinated effort including partnerships, and a diverse set of funding resources.

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Conducted on behalf of Central Corridor Equity Coalition. Supported by Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
41 pp.
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