Gentrification in the Spotlight at City Affair

Gentrification: “the process by which central urban neighborhoods that have undergone disinvestment and economic decline experience a reversal, reinvestment, and the in-migration of a relatively well-off, middle- and upper middle-class population.”

This month’s City Affair discussion will focus on the issue of gentrification. From the City Affair website:

We will look to our panelists for discussion about the function of gentrification, the dynamics that they perceive as contributing to gentrification, and what can be done through policy to minimize negative effects of gentrification.

The panel consists of:

  • Steven Smith – Owner of the Royale and activist.
  • Minerva Lopez – Past President of the Cherokee Station Business Association
  • Alex Ihnen – Regional Director of Development at Washington University, blogger at St. Louis Urban Workshop
  • Alycia Green – Advocate at The People’s Advocate St. Louis

Michael Allen will moderate the panel discussion. Following forty five minutes of panel discussion we will open the floor to audience questions.


MARCH 4, 2010
7:30-9:00 PM

STYLEhouse (STL-Style) -> Click for map
3155 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63118