Johanna Bockman is a sociologist and curator of the blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. She has been working with Grassroots DC and the Potomac Gardens Community on the production of the documentary Potomac Gardens Inside and Out (which you’ll soon hear more about on this site and beyond). Below is a post […] . . . → Read More: Considering the Political Motivations Behind Gentrification
cross-posted from the Washington Peace Letter written by Will Merrifield The exploding housing costs that have accompanied the influx of new residents into DC have brought mass displacement of life-long residents and a subsequent spike in family homelessness. Currently, in the District, a person making minimum wage must work approximately 132 hours per week, 52 weeks […] . . . → Read More: The True Cost of Gentrification
On February 18, a panel discussion on the critical implications of “urban renewal” in DC communities took place at American University. The first speaker was Johanna Bockman. An Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs at George Mason University, Bockman also runs the blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. We posted that video […] . . . → Read More: Confronting Gentrification: Part Two
You like living near good schools, parks, well-stocked grocery stores, bars, restaurants, etc., but you believe that if one more high-rise condominium goes up in your neighborhood you’ll get priced out. Is it possible to have development without displacement? Are you concerned about how the DC Zoning Regulations Rewrite is going down and will affect […] . . . → Read More: Can DC Develop Without Displacement?