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Tue March 18, 2014
Changing Chinatown: Benefits And Drawbacks Of Gentrification
How you measure the health of a city depends on your point of view. Some calculate it based on growth and development, but to others, a city’s vitality depends on its character and diversity. In this week’s FOCUS report, we’re looking at the benefits and drawbacks of gentrification, and perhaps the perfect case study is Boston’s Chinatown.
Lydia Lowe is the executive director of the Chinese Progressive Association, a grassroots organization dedicated to raising the living and working conditions of Chinese Americans.
Sheila Dillon is Boston’s chief of housing and director of the Department of Neighborhood Development.
See how Whole Foods has affected Jamaica Plain, as part of this week's in-depth FOCUS report on gentrification in Boston's diverse neighborhoods.