Paths to (and from) climate gentrification

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Date
2020-02-06/2020-02-07
Main contributors
Harris, Alex; Keenan, Jesse; Curran, Winfred; Hamilton, Trina
Summary
Part 1

Long-time residents of higher-elevation Miami neighborhoods have anticipated for decades an influx of wealthy people retreating from flood-prone areas. Then, as it finally began to happen, as households and businesses began to face displacement, as public understanding of climate change swelled, the long-time residents received little assistance. Despite the late 2018 adoption of a City resolution to study climate gentrification—the first of its kind in the U.S.—community activists continue to push the city for substantive action.

In our first episode on climate gentrification, we look at the case of Miami-Dade County, including the history that got us to this point and potential solutions moving forward.

In this episode:

Alex Harris, Miami Herald climate change reporter

Jesse Keenan, professor in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, with a joint appointment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Science, Technology and Public Policy

Part 2

Millions of gallons of oil leaked into the ground under Greenpoint, adding a sheen to Newtown Creek and a substance like "black mayonnaise" to the yards of the neighborhood's working class residents. More than 20 years later, the Coast Guard officially discovered the spill. The chain of events that followed prompted the Just Green Enough strategy, which uncouples remediation and resilience from luxury development and contests the inevitability of displacement in green gentrification scenarios.

In our second episode on climate gentrification, we look at the case of the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn, including the history that got us to this point and what we can learn from the people there.

In this episode:

Winifred Curran, DePaul University

Trina Hamilton, University at Buffalo
Publisher
The Media School at Indiana University
Genre
Interview
Subject
Environmentalism
Location
Indiana
Collection
In This Climate_Podcast
Unit
The Media School
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Other Identifier
Other: MSA.ITC.000021

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