Assessing Our Impact: An Examination of the Role of Historic Preservation in the Gentrification of Urban Centers in the Midwestern United States
Author(s): Ashley Huntley
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Over the past few decades urban centers, especially in the Midwestern United States, have experienced "revitalizations" that have completely altered the socio-political and ethnic make-ups of these cities. While historic preservation does not always play a role in the gentrification of cities—especially in urban locations were the emphasis has been placed on modern builds—preservation efforts have contributed to the pattern of displacement that is often seen during the gentrification process. This can be partly attributed to the selective emphasize on a neighborhood’s history that sometimes occurs. This paper will examine how historic preservation has traditionally caused displacement and what can be done to shift the focus to not only preserving historic structures, but also preserving established communities in historic neighborhoods.
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Assessing Our Impact: An Examination of the Role of Historic Preservation in the Gentrification of Urban Centers in the Midwestern United States. Ashley Huntley. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449637)
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