CHINATOWN GENTRIFICATION INTERACTIVE MAP: DOCUMENTING THE GENTRIFICATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN CHINATOWN, BOSTON
Chinatown Displacement Project is an online platform documenting the gentrification and displacement in Chinatown, Boston.
Boston’s Chinatown is the third-largest Chinatown in the nation and serves as the social, cultural, political, and economic center of the broader Chinese community of New England. Today, the neighborhood is one of the most rapidly gentrifying part of the city, where new luxury residential developments drive up property values. As a result, hundreds of families were displaced and many are at risk of being evicted. Through creating exploratory and interactive visual representation of displacement and market-led gentrification, chief concern is to support advocacy work of organizations preventing and responding to evictions and displacement.
The information on the platform is provided by Chinese Progressive Association and MIT's Displacement Research and Action Network.