Watch: Gentrification "Without the Negative"

by / Dec. 6, 2014 8am EST

The concept of gentrification can be a touchy subject to discuss. As cities like Buffalo continue to redevelop areas that have gone years or even decades without attention the issue of class, race, and culture displacement often floats to the surface.

A recent video from The Atlantic focused on the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio where the arts community have revitalized the area with minimal impact to its residents. How? Hardly anyone lives there. Take a look at the short documentary.

Gentrification ‘Without the Negative’ in Columbus, Ohio from The Atlantic on Vimeo.

What’s your take on the topic? Could something like this work in Buffalo? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

Pat Sandora-Nastyn is a writer and video producer. You can find Pat talking about pop culture and relationships with his husband, Billy, on their super creatively titled YouTube channel Billy & Pat.