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1. Brooklyn Displacement Study (internal link)
Abstract: This Powerpoint Presentation identifies census tracts in Brooklyn that are most likely to experience displacement by analyzing income data from the 2000 and 1990 census'. It contains both graphs and maps to illustrate the methodology.
Resource Type: Article, Curriculum

2. Community Voices Heard - Student Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Resource Type: Curriculum

3. Community Voices Heard - Teacherss Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Resource Type: Curriculum

4. Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy (external link)
Abstract: The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development.
Resource Type: Website

5. Good for the 'Hood? Walmart and Communities of Color (external link)
Abstract: Wal-Mart is touting not just lower prices but racial equity in its push for expansion into poor, urban communities.
Resource Type: Article

6. Housing Costs Change List of Top Areas for Poverty (internal link)
Abstract: This article reports on new findings that adjust the poverty line to reflect housing costs, and find that New York, California, and Washington, DC have highest percentage of people living in poverty.
Resource Type: Article

7. Metropolitan Area Research Center (MARC) (external link)
Abstract: The Metropolitan Area Research Corporation (MARC) is a non-profit research and geographic information systems (GIS) firm with a history of service to the public interest, government, philanthropy, academia, and private research institutions. This website contains dozens of useful maps for 25 major US cities.
Resource Type: Website

8. Poverty in California: Moving Beyond the Federal Measure (external link)
Abstract: This report examines poverty rates in the U.S., and adjusts for housing costs, which end up making NY, Washington DC and California the poorest places in the country. The report also challenges traditional models of measuring poverty.
Resource Type: Article

9. Real World Math Projects (external link)
Abstract: An article from Rethinking Schools briefly highlighting 17 social-justice based math projects
Resource Type: Article

10. Rising Rent (internal link)
Abstract: A short, 1-3 day set of lessons about Gentrification in Brooklyn. These lessons help students understand the term gentrification and looks at changes in rent in different zip codes to understand its effects. Math involved includes percents, percent growth, scatterplot graphing, Line of Best Fit, and Correlation.
Resource Type: Curriculum

11. Tearing the City Down: Understanding Demolition Activity in Gentrifying Neighborhoods (internal link)
Abstract: This article uses fairly complex statistical analysis to look at the impact of demolition on a gentrifying neighborhood in Chicago, and looks at the probabilty that a building in such a neighborhood will be demolished and redeveloped.
Resource Type: Article

12. The Accidental Landlord (internal link)
Abstract: An article about a Latino man in the Gentrifing neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who became a successful real-estate owner and developer.
Resource Type: Article

13. The Benefits of the Boom (internal link)
Abstract: The article begins… "It seems counterintuitive, but the luxury real estate market is helping to build housing for low- and moderate-income people."
Resource Type: Article

14. The Impact of Gentrification on Voter Turnout (internal link)
Abstract: The goal of this article is to explore the impact of gentrification on political participation. Controlling for relevant individual and contextual factors, the authors find that gentrification decreases turnout among longstanding residents.
Resource Type: Article

15. The State of New York's Housing and Neighborhoods (external link)
Abstract: This independent report looks at the situation with housing in NYC, looking at issues including rent increases, property values, gentrification, low-income housing, etc., in the five borough
Resource Type: Article

16. Who Hurts? (internal link)
Abstract: An article about gentrification in Brooklyn, NY, looking at various neighborhoods, people, and small businesses and how they have been affected by the recent changes.
Resource Type: Article

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