Author Essays, Interviews, and Excerpts, Black Studies, Chicago, Sociology

The transformation of Harlem

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Derek S. Hyra, author of The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville, was interviewed today on the BBC Radio 4 program Thinking Allowed. Host Laurie Taylor, on the ground in Harlem, interviewed Harlem residents and neighborhood leaders, as well as Hyra and other authors to understand both the history of Harlem and the “Second Harlem Renaissance” that is renewing and stressing the neighborhood.
Does gentrification bring upheaval or stability? Is change always good? Who are the winners and who are the losers?
The archived audio is available from the BBC.