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By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted December 16, 2010 at 09:03:07

At the risk of being accused of 'having too much time on my hands', a couple of things.

One, I found some very good stuff Googling. 'Mapping Susceptibility: to Gentrification: The Early Warning Toolkit': http://communityinnovation.berkeley.edu/... I'm just getting into it, so I'm not able to stress its pros or cons, but it seems a good start, the fact that it's looking at a location thousands of miles away in another country entirely notwithstanding.

Secondly, as I'm struggling with some of the philosophical elements of the 'gentrification' discussion (and I'll admit some pretty visceral reactions are being triggered), I'm wondering if anyone can offer up analogies/equivalents in other areas of Life. For instance, in an employment, job-market sense. Or, looking even more tangentially, the consumer marketplace itself.

I might seem to be reaching with this exercise, but as I believe that this society we've created doesn't actually have standalone aspects, that they're all interrelated, interconnected, I'm curious as to whether forcing ourselves to examine other concomitant bits might serve as a worthwhile 'stretch' of our perceptions and ideologies.

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