The Urban Displacement Project, a research and action initiative of UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers at UCLA, community based organizations, regional planning agencies and the State of California’s Air Resources Board, recently created an explainer video titled “Pushed Out: Displacement Today and Lasting Impacts” that helps paint a clearer picture of displacement’s long-term impacts.
The Urban Displacement project, headed by UC Berkeley Researcher Miriam Zuk and Professor of City and Regional Planning Karen Chapple, is the product of nearly two years of community-engaged research looking at gentrification and displacement, and involving dozens of local nonprofit organizations and regional agencies.
Made in collaboration with the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and the Great Communities Collaborative, an initiative of the San Francisco Foundation, “Pushed Out” seeks to combat many of the misunderstandings associated with displacement as well as define forms of displacement that often go unrecognized. Made with audiences in mind, its creators hope that it is used in classrooms, tenant organization and advocacy, with elected officials or in how people write and think about neighborhood change.
“For starters, displacement happens in many different ways – we can’t effectively fight it until we learn to recognize it in all its forms. Displacement is not just evictions, but also many other pressures that force people to move, and displacement is not just a one-time unfortunate event – it has long-lasting impacts for families and their communities, with low-income people and people of color often being hardest hit,” the Urban Displacement Project said in an email announcement. “We need to help ensure that as new investments take shape across our cities and regions, these investments generate healthy and equitable opportunities for everyone.”
To watch the full video, click here.
You can find the video’s accompanying resource page here.