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Greg Konar 
American Planning Association San Diego 

Gentrification vs. Revitalization (Video)  CM | 1.5 

As the San Diego region grows, many local public agencies have turned to smart growth and infill development that are helping to revitalize challenged neighborhoods. However, one of the effects of this revitalization has been gentrification, loosely defined as an urban demographic trend where increased property values results in the involuntary displacement of low-income/minority residents and small businesses. This trend has been seen in varying degrees in neighborhoods throughout the San Diego region from as far north as Eden Gardens in Solana Beach to the central San Diego neighborhoods of North Park and Barrio Logan.

How can we as planners, community leaders, and land use professionals revitalize and invest in these challenged neighborhoods without pricing the original residents and small businesses out? How can we balance the positive effects of revitalization (e.g., improved infrastructure, beautification)? 

A panel of local experts discusses innovative approaches to address these challenges, such as inclusionary housing, density bonuses, owner-occupancy ordinances, increasing supply, and public-private partnerships.

Moderator: Marcus Bush, Inclusion/Diversity Director for the APA San Diego Section


  • David Alvarez, City of San Diego Councilmember, District 8
  • Anne Wilson, Senior Vice President, Community Housing Works
  • Vicki Granowitz, Chair, North Park Planning GroupZaheen Chowdhury, Project Manager, Trestle Development

Registration is required to view the video and receive CM credits. A link to the video will be provided with registration and follow-up e-mail confirmation.