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Criticizing Gentrification: The Ultimate Hypocrisy?

Criticizing Gentrification: The Ultimate Hypocrisy?
Criticizing Gentrification: The Ultimate Hypocrisy?, Image via Flickr. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Image via Flickr. Used under Creative Commons

This article in the Atlantic Cities summarizes the work of John Joe Schlichtman, an urbanist who has set out to analyze the "elephant sitting in the academic corner" when it comes to contemporary urban theory: that many (middle-class) urbanists who criticize gentrification are themselves some of the worst culprits. Schlichtman wants to encourage urbanists "to locate themselves within their own literature" - you can read the full article here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Criticizing Gentrification: The Ultimate Hypocrisy?" 31 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/421233/criticizing-gentrification-the-ultimate-hypocrisy/> ISSN 0719-8884