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Interactive Maps: A Tale of Three Cities

Gentrification made visible with interactive maps of three neighborhoods in flux.

Columbus, OH San Francisco, CA New York, NY

Explore three tales of gentrification at your own pace. These three clickable maps feature interviews with residents, pictures of landmarks, U.S. Census data and historical information about each neighborhood in an effort to interactively illustrate ten years of change (1990 - 2000). Each map is prefaced by an introduction offering a brief history of the neighborhood. Read over the background information or click on "launch map" to go directly into the feature.

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Flag Wars’ narrative structure is designed to ‘drop’ the viewer into the film’s events so they gradually watch the story unfold and come to understand the community through the people who live there, rather than through talking heads or voice-overs.”

— Laura Poitras, Filmmaker

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