Barcelona: La Ruïna und el Kubo werden nicht sterben
Analyse, 25. November
Erklärung der Besetzungen von La Ruïna und el Kubo in Barcelona:
Wir werden unser Haus in ein Schlachtfeld verwandeln, el Kubo, und die Ruïna wird nicht fallen. Wir sehen uns am 30. November um 5:30 Uhr auf dem Uri Caballero-Platz an der U-Bahn-Station Vallcarca in Barcelona. Wenn El Kubo und La Ruïna fallen, wird das Viertel niederbrennen. OKUPA Y WIDERSTAND!
(incidentally, I wrote about the horrifically crass creative city gentrification of Wynwood in my book Against Creativity, this appears to be the result!)
How gentrification is forcing Ghanaians out of Accra.
Rampant development and soaring property prices are causing families to pack up and leave the city.
Initial investigation into the Nykon Brandon police killing is finished. 11 identifiable cops were found from the 9 bodycams.
Its been well over a year and Sim Gill has STILL not done anything with this case.
Looks like a pretty clear cut case of a business (Fisher Brewing) making a 911 call on a homeless man only to have the SLCPD turn up, immediately attack, and ultimately kill him.
All the details are here:
#FILM #Gentrification Collection: "FIGHT TO PROTECT #TENANTSRIGHTS"
Un entretien extrêmement intéressant. Les enjeux du quartier chinois sont bien présentés. Félicitations et bon succès à toutes les personnes d’origine chinoise et autres qui œuvrent à l’épanouissement et au rayonnement du quartier chinois de la métropole!
À bâbord https://www.ababord.org/Mobiliser-pour-un-quartier-chinois-inclusif
#Montréal #urbanisme #patrimoine #société #gentrification #habitation #logement #loisirs #environnement #racisme #solidarité #polmtl
"Bay Area #IndigenousPeople leaders and community members plan to convene at the intersection of Fourth Street and Hearst Avenue in Berkeley on Friday morning in an expression of support for #Palestine, to raise awareness of indigenous ancestors buried at two locations, and to protest further development of the area."
"Bay Area Indigenous leaders to hold ‘#BlackFriday’ prayer walk by shellmounds" #Gentrification
This is what #Minneapolis needs to start organizing around and fast.
Most of North Minneapolis looks like the usual #gentrification – degrade services, force people out, build for rich people.
Minneapolis may be one of the only cities in North America arguably building enough housing, but we need an explicit campaign about who it is for.
Academy of Subcultural Understanding is now available for others to learn from Berlin.
Sadly enough, the offering is for regions, cities and places outside of Berlin, since the subculture is slowly disappearing, thanks to the circular moral of capital
Barcelona was governed for 8 years by Ada Colau, from the alternative left. They brought many interesting initiatives. But were fiercly attacked by all the other parties. It became a culture war, with the major newspapers against these measures and the conservative parties promising to remove every sign of "Colauism" from the city.
As in Catalonia there is additionally a quite strong independence movement, and Colau's party took an equilibrated position calling for negotiation instead of polarization, conflict and hate, they lost the support of leftwing pro-independence parties. A feeling of disillusion by the core electorate, because the promises to solve all problems of Barcelona could not be uphold (a major is no king and it is still capitalism*), lead to a change in the City Hall. The current major of Barcelona, theoretically the lesser evil, a liberal social democrat, promised to "bring back normality".
A pity, because Barcelona had achieved to become an international example of urban planning and could have shown first steps of how to tackle the social ecological transformation that is so necessary to enablen our survival while making cities a more liveable place.
* one problem was, e.g., that in these pedestrian superblocks the rent prices exploded, forcing local people and traditional businesses lo leave. It is a perfect example that we nee need strong of social and economical politics, because by improving life quality, the major consequence that happens in our dysfunctional neoliberal market economies is gentrification. And it was not the idea to create beautiful city centers that only tourists and the wealthy can afford 🤨.
In response to our reporting with the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism, state Delegate Delores McQuinn said a task force could shed light on the impact of #college expansion in Virginia.
Officials are also calling for displaced families to receive redress, from scholarships to reparations.
Looks like Americans are disappointed that they suddenly need to pay taxes in Portugal.
I spent two months last year in Lisbon working with my Portuguese team. Gentrification is a big problem because rich Americans came over and bought everything. Basically, none of my team members could afford the city.
I'm sure they will find another place to exploit.
How revealing for Airbnb to now incorporate support for Smartlocks into the app. The platform has long ceased to be for people who occasionally sublet their apartment, but rather for small-scale entrepreneurs in the hotel industry.
Droit à la ville et écologie : pourquoi luttons-nous aux côtés de l'association de la Valencienne ?
Communiqué de soutien à la Valencienne rédigé par Contre-Attaque & Autonomie, une organisation qui lutte pour une écologie anticapitaliste.
#Politique #ÉcologieAntiindustriel #Gentrification #Autogestion
#Housing 11 #Wohnreport #Baugenehmigungen #Wohnungsbau #Einbruch #Wohnungsmangel #Wohnungsnot #Mietenwahnsinn #Berlin #Sozialwohnungen #Gemeinnützigkeit #Wohnungskrise #Verdrängung #Gentrification #Zivilgesellschaft #Corona #Krisen #Bundesregierung #Ampel
Baugenehmigungen für Wohnungen brechen 2023 ein (Statista + Kurzkommentar) | #Housing 11 #Wohnreport | #Mietenwahnsinn #Wohnen #Wohnungspolitik #Rückschrittskoalition #Wohnungsmangel #Wohnungskrise #Baugenehmigungen
The #gentrification #font: how a sleek #typeface became a neighborhood omen
#Neutraface – a typeface known for its clean lines and its legibility from a distance – has been dubbed the unofficial font of gentrification, according to eagle-eyed Twitter and Instagram users who have spotted the typeface (and others like it) on buildings around the country, it has adorned the New Yorker, Shake Shack and even HBO’s Girls
“The threat of gentrification looms large in many US cities….The position of food #coops in this mix can be ambiguous.” -Steve Dubb.
At a conference of food co-op #startup leaders, participants discussed what it takes for food co-ops to build with community members and thereby avoid gentrification.
Read as food co-op leaders discuss the vital role of solidarity in avoiding #gentrification: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/food-co-op-leaders-say-the-cure-for-gentrification-is-solidarity/#:~:text=At%20one%20point%20in%20the,center%20of%20co%2Dop%20organizing.
L'Actu des Oublié.es • SIV • Episode 3 • Reclaim the Beach
L'Actu des Oublié.es explore deux fois par mois les luttes à travers le monde. Cette semaine, focus sur les luttes pour un littoral libre et sain.
#Politique #Anticapitalisme #Gentrification #Pasmutu
In der Zeit bis ich meinen Twitteraccount vor ein paar Wochen schließlich aufgelöst habe, war ich über mein früheres Projekt Wrangelstraße einerseits dort mit Leuten vernetzt, die sich für Netzliteratur interessiert oder sich mit dem Thema #Gentrification beschäftigt haben.
La Valencienne restera ... autogérée ! Rendez-vous le 21 octobre !
Appel à nous rejoindre le 21 octobre de 14h à 20h à la Valencienne (chemin des Vignes d'Argent 1) pour défendre une organisation autogérée et non-marchande de l'espace.
#Politique #Lausanne #UrbanismeLuttesDeTerritoire #Gentrification
Jefferson Ave. + West 7th St.
Now + Then: 2023, 2022, 1969, 1963.
The first two photos I shot almost a year apart in October. The 1969 and the 1963 photos are from the City of Cleveland Zoning Appeals catalog, photographer unknown, courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library.
(cont. Alt-IMG or IG link)
. https://pbase.com/image/174051229/original / https://pbase.com/tremont/image/174051224/original
#cleveland #clenowthen #tremont #streetphotography #clecorners #tremontcorners #gentrification #tbt
#Gentrification. The nuevo-gentry don't want to live in your hood. They want to live in THEIR hood where you USED TO live.
"Plus, residents will have easy access to the Trader Joe’s, Target, and Lulemon for everything they need.”
Social cleansing is insidious, and as evil as #EthnicCleansing.
The "#developer" and government in this case could have easily included a space for this group on this spot, but the point is that only certain kinds of people are allowed there; the rest, banished.
Σβήνουν οι εμπορικές πιάτσες στο κέντρο
"Ομως αυτή τη στιγμή η τουριστικοποίηση έχει ξεφύγει και η αλλαγή αυτή είναι κατά τη γνώμη μου σκόπιμη και προς όφελος ξένων επενδυτών και των Ελλήνων συνεργατών τους μόνο".
Well, I just learned a thing today.
The Ghetto Law - Denmark's activists of color explaining an aspect of #EnvironmentalRacism in their country.
RLM Arts Poster Catalog, p798: "Reconstruction," 2005
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a portion of the proceeds from this poster went to the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund, as they worked to keep reconstruction out of the hands of the already rich and powerful.
Get this visual testament to resilience here: https://www.rlmartstudio.com/product/reconstruction/
@mdiplo "Avec d’autres, plus jeunes, la seule injonction n’a pas suffi. On a recouru à des méthodes moins avenantes : de faux squatteurs ont envahi des immeubles, détruit les canalisations, pourri la vie des locataires attitrés. Ailleurs, des incendies ont éclaté. Ailleurs encore, on a glissé des enveloppes, etc. Et aussitôt l’appartement vidé, des « dévitaliseurs » entrent en action :
« On casse les vitres, témoigne l’un d’eux, on casse (...) les toilettes, (...) "
Écoute, zyeutage des infos en description dont la dizaine de rassemblements contre la criminalisation du #DroitAuLogement demain à #StNazaire #Grenoble #Paris #Nantes #Lorient etc. et diffusion fortement appréciées 🙏
Contre la loi Kasbarian-Bergé et la criminalisation du droit au logement :
#Logement #gentrification #criminalisation
Hawaiian Government Shutting Down Mutual Aid Efforts!
One encouraging sign to come out of the Maui fire disaster is the outpouring of support — specifically financial support — that has flooded in to the island from the rest of the nation and around the globe. But now the corrupt Hawaiian government is looking to step in and intervene on those mutual aid efforts, based on the pretense that government needs to prevent unscrupulous individuals from running Maui fundraising scams.
Is there a specific term for the blatant capitalist appropriation of nonconformity?
It's what Grace Petrie's song 'Office in Hackney' is about. 'We love your authentic, lonely outsider type! We'll big up that aesthetic for the hype.'
I'm thinking Black Sheep Coffee, arguably The Sex Pistols, certainly later manufactured 'punk' acts. It's often a big part of the dynamic driving #gentrification, and it definitely plays a role in #rainbowCapitalism.
It must have a name, right?
Help Ridgecrest residents stay in their homes!
We’ve been fighting for more than two years for the right to use years of condo fees (aka our own money) to make repairs to the building.
Stoked to be moderating a #panel at this year's #CanCon on #Gentrification #Climate and #Infrastructure - @annaleen and @premeesaurus be prepared for me to stalk you a lot. I don't think Mark Robinson has a Masto account, so I'll have to search him up the old fashioned way.
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Klar, Du spielst auf F. Merz an, doch bedenke:
Black*stone* ist der große Player auf dem Immobilien-Markt!
Anders als in Berlin, ist dies in Stockholm bekannt:
Blackstones Hauptsitz in Deutschland ist Frankfurt:
More #Gentrification coming to #Cincinnati? I hope they pick the sites that are less likely to put more poor people out of their homes. My guess, though, they'll pick the West End location near the FC Cincinati stadium. They use the name 'West End Venue' in their mock-ups. Why not be the final blow to those neighborhoods.
🔗 Cincinnati tourism organization eyes possible spots for new, bigger arena, replacing Heritage Bank Center.
Finding a long-term place to live at a normal price seems to be #MissionImpossible in #Split, and I'm becoming increasingly frustrated. #Tourism, #gentrification, and short-term rentals made sure that this city is becoming more unlivable every year and it's turning into a #scenography for tourists. It breaks my heart to say this because this is where I grew up, I love this city, but the future doesn't look good.
Tourism will destroy #Mediterranean.
Tacheles was once a gritty home for freewheeling artists. But with the arrival of a profit-driven Swedish photography center in the building, the atmosphere has changed.
Virginia’s Public Universities Have a Long History of Displacing Black Residents
#Gentrification in #Soho #London #UK has cost it its unique character - I remember it in the 90s, it was an interesting place but getting more and more commercialised even then, plus locals only voted against the Tories as recently as 2022 and it was still a fairly close result...
Mexiko-Stadt: Digitale Nomaden verdrängen Mexikos #Mieter
#Mexiko-Stadt ist zu einer der lebenswertesten Metropolen für wohlhabende Ausländer avanciert. Was die einen freut, bedeutet für andere: #Räumung, #Verdrängung, #Wohnungsnot. Und die Stadtregierung fördert die extreme #Gentrifizierung.
Well, Montréal Centre-ville – an organization that principally serves to drive tourists to restaurants in various parts of downtown #Montréal – has renamed this place, which has been known as Shaughnessy Village for a long time, #Shoni. They have plastered the neighbourhood with this new 5-letter word
Thomas Shaughnessy, who was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1853, used to live in the house where the Canadian Centre for Architecture is. He was the president of Canadian Pacific and he was made a baron by the British government in 1916. Personally, I don't think we NEED to use this guy's name for our neighbourhood. It is simply the case that this has been the most common name for our neighbourhood for a long time (which is incidentally why I often say things like "Canada" or "America" even though there's a strong case that we should indigenous names for different parts of this continent or the landmass as a whole)
"Shoni" is certainly much easier to spell, to say, and to type, and so that its value – both for the people with Montréal Centre-ville, but potentially for us too
I don't think Montréal Centre-ville's rebranding campaign has been in my best interests as a renter or a resident of the neighbourhood. I am happy for the people at the marketing agency, who need to pay their mortgages or whatever, but I don't necessarily love it when the sidewalks are jampacked with people from other parts of town, or tourists from the United States or whatever, who've come to my neighbourhood to party. The name "Shoni" sounds a lot like #Homa, which is how land speculators and businesspeople rebranded #Hochelaga as part of what a lot of people would call #gentrification
But I'm not scared of a word and I don't think anyone can copyright it. Plus it's short!
In #Hawaii, concerns over ‘climate gentrification’ rise after devastating Maui fires
#MoonGirl from #Disney's #MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur for #MoonDay if you haven't watched this show, please do. #BlackMastodon it covers #bullying #blackhair fighting #gentrification #generationaltrauma and #Fishburne cuts up as the #Beyonder They also went to some pains to make sure every tune is a bop. Season 2 is coming but it's worth a #binge
I went to the #Rustbelt and all I wrote was this lousy blog:
In Part 1 of this x part series I fly from #Calgary to #Detroit, ride the airport #bus and the #qline #streetcar and marvel at the beautiful fin-de-siecle #architecture and the early 21st century #gentrification.
"Beasley echoed a general consensus among #Bayview residents that they often have to leave the community to get the basic goods and services they need". https://sfstandard.com/2023/07/14/heres-the-last-bank-standing-in-this-historic-black-neighborhood-in-san-francisco/
Could Mexico City really be gentrifying? I returned to my old downtown neighborhood to find out - Los Angeles Times
#MexicoCity's popularity among digital nomads prompts a return by a former resident, who asks: Could it really be gentrifying?
NEW: How LA Failed to Stop Landlords From Turning Low-Cost Housing Into Tourist Hotels
#Meta's #Threads wanting to federate with the #fediverse (if that will ever happen 🤞🏻) is a form of #gentrification. A large corporate shopping mall settles in a nice neighborhood with small local run shops and community centers. The new shopping mall says 'if we settle here, more people will come, and you all will benefit'. A few years later all small shops are bankrupt and the community is destroyed. What remains is a barren corporate landscape.
Pardon the shameless plug, but if you are interested in what has been happening in Atlanta lately and want to get more background on the recent political economy of the city, I might recommend my recent book, #RedHotCity.
#Atlanta #Gentrification #Race #Urban #Development #Displacement #CopCity #StopCopCity
(also available on Amazon and Bookshop.org)
(I heard #Minneapolis #Mayor of #lies, #police #killings, and #violent #gentrification, #JacobFrey, was also at the #pride parade. Remember, #Frey rhymes with "lie" not with "gay"— the handful of people who know his persecution of #houseless people and saw him told him off, but it's outrageous that any place #justice-minded people gather doesn't run off a #dangerous #grifter #politician like him. He's currently thwarting #RentControl while mercilessly punishing the victims of high #rent.)
➡️ Is there another city’s #signage you think should be captured like this?
@Forbes It would be excellent if they could completely ban Airbnb in New York City. I have seen the extremely negative effects of Airbnb in my own neighborhood. Prioritizing tourism over community increases inequality and accelerates the worst results of gentrification.
Honestly, Airbnb can go to hell.
I don't eat at this kopitiam but this fucking sucks, this is like a neighbourhood stalwart! And also, RM20k/month rental? At least babi kopitiam memang patut, babi landlord tu pergi mampus la. #gentrification
a nice article about the gentrification address number font (you know the one): https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/may/16/neutraface-font-gentrification
now they should do an article about the style of house that the font is often used on! (concrete, box, glass, beautiful wood on the WALL outside that is going to fade in ~2 years).
(When it rains it pours)
Sarah B. Gelbard (2023) “Did You Hear? Mavericks Is Closing!” Punk Refusal of Gentrified Endings, GeoHumanities, DOI: 10.1080/2373566X.2023.2180418
"Gentrification kills punk. But punk always comes back, finds new places, haunts old sites, and remembers its past."
Oh, this is fun. When researching gentrifying neighborhoods in Seattle (so I avoid renting in them), I found an article that not only mentions Seattle, but Pittsburgh as well -
Our Special Correspondent @stevanzetti wrote this article for Texas Monthly about the future of #Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood, and whether a new park will displace vulnerable residents:
"The campaign to defend the forest in Atlanta, Georgia has become one of the most vibrant movements of the post-Trump era, interweaving #environmentalism, #abolitionism, and the fight against #gentrification. Yet as police shift to employing lethal violence and indiscriminate terrorism charges, it has reached a critical juncture. Participants explore how this struggle has developed over the past year, reflecting on the practices that have given it strength and analyzing the challenges before it."
Lo que pasa cuando las playas de tu país empiezan a atraer celebridades y a salir en listas de lugares paradisíacos: segregación, explotación, y deterioro ambiental y de los servicios públicos #CostaRica #Gentrification https://elpais.com/planeta-futuro/2023-01-08/el-lado-oscuro-del-paraiso-turistico-de-costa-rica.html
I'm on book leave BUT here's a story I've been working on for months — on #gentrification and #restaurant critics' role in highlighting real estate hotspots https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/restaurants/article/gentrification-bay-area-17656401.php
(2/n) “Rents fall by 2% within 100m of new construction. Renters' risk of displacement to a lower-income neighborhood falls by 17%.”
“These findings suggest that increasing the supply of market rate housing has beneficial spillover effects for incumbent renters, reducing rents and displacement pressure while improving neighborhood quality.”
I just figured out what is wrong with #KendallSquare.
There's multiple places where you can sit for 30 minutes and get a $14 personal pizza.
But there's no place where you can stop in for 5 minutes and get a shitty $2 NY slice.
I'd even settle for a RI slice.
“within 500 ft, for every 10% increase in the housing stock, rents decrease by 1%; and for every 10% increase in the condo stock, condo sales prices decrease by 0.9%.”
Do new housing units in your backyard raise your rents? | Xiaodi Li, Journal of Economic Geography, December 2022
#UrbanPlanning & #Architecture scholar and activist. Working on #SpatialJustice #CommunityPlanning #RadicalPlanning #FeministPlanning studying #Housing #Right2Housing #Displacement #Gentrification #UrbanCulture #Subculture