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Powerpoint Presentation

Start Date

23-4-2019 12:00 AM

End Date

23-4-2019 12:00 AM

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Best Our Husky Compact Reflection "Act with Personal Integrity and Civic Responsibility".

Runner Up Undergraduate Oral Presentation.


Abstract

Demographic and Landscape Change in Linden Hills, Minneapolis: A Case Study in Gentrification. Linden Hills, a Minneapolis neighborhood best known for its hilly linden-tree lined streets, charming homes, parks, and boutique-style shops, is undergoing a transformation from an older generation neighborhood, of lower-income, into a trendy, young urbanite area--a process commonly referred to as "gentrification". Using city records and Google Map's Street View, and drawing on results from a survey of Linden Hills residents, I identify changes in the residential landscape of Linden Hills over the past 50 years and gather opinions on gentrification and the resulting community transformation. From this I was able to see how personal identities changed as the landscape transformed. Through survey and observation, I analyzed that international food offerings within this neighborhood demonstrate how residents have accepted global influences amongst the challenges they have faced with gentrification. While the process of re-making place is neither inherently good or bad, the social, economic, and cultural impacts of such landscape transformation deserves attention at the local scale. I argue that no matter the challenges a neighborhood may face, including those resulting from the process of gentrification, they can still adapt and learn from those changes over time.

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Demographic and Landscape Change in Linden Hills, Minneapolis: A Case Study in Gentrification


Best Our Husky Compact Reflection "Act with Personal Integrity and Civic Responsibility".

Runner Up Undergraduate Oral Presentation.


Abstract

Demographic and Landscape Change in Linden Hills, Minneapolis: A Case Study in Gentrification. Linden Hills, a Minneapolis neighborhood best known for its hilly linden-tree lined streets, charming homes, parks, and boutique-style shops, is undergoing a transformation from an older generation neighborhood, of lower-income, into a trendy, young urbanite area--a process commonly referred to as "gentrification". Using city records and Google Map's Street View, and drawing on results from a survey of Linden Hills residents, I identify changes in the residential landscape of Linden Hills over the past 50 years and gather opinions on gentrification and the resulting community transformation. From this I was able to see how personal identities changed as the landscape transformed. Through survey and observation, I analyzed that international food offerings within this neighborhood demonstrate how residents have accepted global influences amongst the challenges they have faced with gentrification. While the process of re-making place is neither inherently good or bad, the social, economic, and cultural impacts of such landscape transformation deserves attention at the local scale. I argue that no matter the challenges a neighborhood may face, including those resulting from the process of gentrification, they can still adapt and learn from those changes over time.