Changes in Berlin

After reading the article “Berlin becomes first German city to make rent cap a reality”, I learned about the policy that Berlin government made to limit rent rise in the area and make the life of low-income people easier. This law was originally only applied to existing tenants, but now is extended to new contracts.…

Changing

Our communities are changing fast. The rent is rising every year. A lot of the low-income residences cannot afford it then move out to look for affordable house. The Berlin’s landlord increases the rent more than 10% above the local average. Moreover, there is a main difference between the old contract and the new contract. The rent…

Gentrification in NYC

In the article “How Sky-High Rents Are Radically Changing New York’s Neighorhoods” I learned about how gentrification has significantly effected New York City throughout the 21st century. Gentrification is a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods. This is created by influx of more affluent residents and results in increased property values and the displacing…

Harlem vs. Gentrification

After reading the article “Gentrification and Displacement in Harlem: How the Harlem Community Lost Its Voice en Route to Progress” I found out much about community change and resistance in NYC, specifically Harlem. Harlem is in the process of being gentrified. Gentrification means change in urban areas associated with a rise in affluence. Gentrification basically means…

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