What A German City Tells Us About How To Handle Gentrification In St. Louis | St. Louis Public Radio

What A German City Tells Us About How To Handle Gentrification In St. Louis

Nov 25, 2019

From left: Adam Brown is getting his master's in public policy at UMSL, and Liz Deichmann is an UMSL doctoral student studying political science.
Credit Lara Hamdan | St. Louis Public Radio

University of Missouri-St. Louis researchers connected with students in the Ruhr area of Germany to get a sense of how gentrification manifests in post-industrial cities like St. Louis.

They submitted their final presentation, “Clean Walls = Higher Rents?! Gentrification Debates in Legacy Cities” to the intercultural student project, “Future of My City,” and they recently won first place in the initiative's competition.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, UMSL graduate student Adam Brown and doctoral student Liz Deichmann talked about the findings of their study, including the ways Dortmund, Germany, has implemented practices that mitigate the issues of gentrification, like the displacement of low-income residents by the more affluent.

Hear their conversation with host Sarah Fenske:

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