The Urban Displacement Project aims to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement. While the quantitative indicators provide empirical evidence about gentrification and displacement, the true impact of these problems are felt by people, not numbers. The Story Maps component of the project uses multimedia content such as short video clips, photos, infographics, and spoken work to document the stresses and resilience of communities in the face of gentrification and displacement.
This project draws conceptual and design inspiration from the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project's Narratives map, which documents oral histories of displacement and resistance in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York.
Spatial and statistical data sources for the project include:
- Southern California Gentrified Neighborhoods layer from UCLA Neighborhood Change Database under the Urban Displacement Project
- Land Use data from SCAG GIS/Data services
- Neighborhood boundaries layer from the UCLA Building Healthy Communities initiative data repository
The project was made possible with funding from The California Endowment's Building Health Communities Initiative, the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.For more information, contact the Urban Displacement Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.