Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Gentrification in Detroit

Turning the Corner is an Esri story map which identifies Detroit city blocks which are most likely to experience transformational neighborhood change. Using the map you can view which city blocks in Detroit are most and least likely to become gentrified and most and least likely to experience the displacement of local residents.

The map assesses the likelihood of transformational neighborhood change in a block based on both qualitative and quantitative research. The qualitative research includes surveys of residents’ own perceptions about neighborhoods. The quantitative research is based on factors such as residential vacancies, residential turnover, demolition permits, business investment and local crime data. How these factors can effect neighborhood change is explained as you progress through the story map.

Blocks on the map that are colored yellow are most likely to experience (or are already experiencing) neighborhood change. Blocks colored blue are the least likely to change. If you click on a yellow block on the map you can view details on which factors are most likely contributing toward neighborhood change (and toward potential displacement).

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