Professor Robert J. Sampson and doctoral student Jackelyn Hwang used Google Street View to scour thousands of streets for signs of gentrification. Their findings were stark: predominantly black, seriously discriminated-against neighborhoods in Chicago and many other American cities aren’t reaping the same benefits from the transformation of cities. Read the full article "A new view of gentrification: Stark findings in Google-enabled study of Chicago neighborhoods" (Harvard Gazette, August 1, 2014). Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer.
August 4, 2014