Dr. Hutson's timely new book shows how residents of once-neglected urban communities are standing up to city economic development agencies, influential real estate developers, universities, and others to remain in their neighbourhoods, protect their interests, and transform their communities into sustainable, healthy communities. Based on seven years of research, this book draws on a wealth of material to conduct a case study analysis of eight low income/mixed-income communities in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
"At last, a book that looks at some of the ways in which gentrification has been reined in. The book provides a wide-ranging and largely convincing account of the alliances that have made possible some legal constraints to be placed on unrestrained gentrification"
–Tim Butler, King’s College London, UK