Post Tagged with: "gentrification"

EDITORIAL: Reject Amazon to Defend DC

While Amazon considers Washington, D.C., as one of the potential locations to build its second corporate headquarters, Washingtonians should be wary of this apparent economic boon. Though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has touted the construction of Amazon’s HQ2 as a way to further expand the local economy, the arrival[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 4 comments Editorial
Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Unbeknownst to most Georgetown students, just a 10-minute walk from the front gates sits a building filled with rich musical history. Although its stage has since been retired, it is here where Jimi Hendrix once played, where U2 made its American debut and where big names in rock music, from[Read More…]

Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

The black population in Washington, D.C., dipped below 50 percent for the first time in nearly 60 years due to increased gentrification, growing income inequality and an expanding education gap, trends expected to continue without government intervention, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday morning. Requested by the D.C.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

  A quarter of a century ago, a stroll down M Street would reveal rows of highly specialized boutique shops, restaurants and vendors. Crowds lured in from across the city and the country filled the sidewalks, ready to experience an atmosphere unique to this small corner of northwest Washington, D.C.[Read More…]

RAAB: Progress Threatens Culture

You can still see the name on the long gray and brown signs that come into focus as the train slows to a halt. But it is a subtitle. “Gallery Place” is the primary name of the Metro stop, then, after a dash, “Chinatown.” The station was renamed “Chinatown” in[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DAN GANNON FOR THE HOYA
Professor Brian McCabe explained the effects of gentrification on D.C.’s demographics and neighborhoods in an event Tuesday.

Workshop Tackles DC Demographics

The Georgetown Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service held a workshop on demographics in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The workshop, entitled “Demographics in D.C.” took place in White-Gravenor Hall. Approximately 100 students from various Georgetown organizations attended, including members of D.C. Schools Project, D.C. Reads, the Georgetown University[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Changing Character of DC’s Population

Changing Character of DC’s Population

Once called America’s Chocolate City, D.C. has lost some of that distinction over the past decade with the advent of gentrification across many of the city’s wards. Sheryll Cashin and Paul Butler, two professors of law specializing in the area of race relations at the Georgetown University Law Center, opine[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News
A City in Flux

A City in Flux

Walking down Northeast’s H Street Corridor on a Friday night, it’s easy to see how this burgeoning neighborhood has quickly earned itself the title of D.C.’s hippest. Just ask Forbes (the go-to source for all things hip), which last week ranked the area No. 6 in “America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods.”[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments The Guide