What I Hear When You Say
An author, a professor and a filmmaker discuss their unique takes on gentrification.

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def • i • ni • tion


the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents

One word. Many interpretations.  

Explore the challenges, the benefits and consequences of Gentrification from unique and differeing points of view.

What I Hear When You Say

The Internal Struggle of Gentrification

Aired: 2017-03-15 0:28 Rating: NR

Explore the challenges, benefits and consequences of gentrification with Shukree Tilghman.

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What do you hear when people talk about gentrification? How can we better improve a neighborhood's economy without displacing residents? User the hashtag #WhatIHearPBS to share your thoughts.

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