How Climate Change and Greenspaces Can Lead to Gentrification

The Sweaty Penguin has covered many of the benefits of adding greenspace in an urban neighborhood, building jetties or seawalls to protect a coastal community, or simply living on higher ground in a city prone to floods and hurricanes. But could these seemingly great climate resilience strategies actually cause a problem for the people living in these neighborhoods? Today, The Sweaty Penguin explores what gentrification is, considers how the environment plays a role in gentrification, and wrestles with the historical injustices and economics principles that, put together, make gentrification such a challenging issue to tackle. With special guest Dr. Malo Hutson: Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor of the University of Virginia School of Architecture.