Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2017 Raemi Ausi Thomas
Before addressing how gentrification affects a community, there must be an explanation of how gentrification looks at a community. Tom Borrup in Protecting Cultural Space or Urban Re-colonization: When Do Cultural Districts Cross the Line? refers to cities as “cultural districts” and defines “progenitors” and “driving forces” (Borrup, 2015). Progenitors are “people who feel a sense of attachment to a neighborhood such as those who live, work, and operate small businesses there…often active in and integral to the formation of cultural districts and to the identity the community adopts” (Borrup, 2015). Based on Borrup’s definition of progenitors, this paper will identify residents, small businesses, property owners, non-profits and artists as progenitors of a community.
Thomas, Raemi, "A Change of Two Cities: A Comparative Case Study on Gentrification" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 983.
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