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A Puerto Rican man passes buildings for lease in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 16, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

Puerto Rico has a plan to recover from bankruptcy — but the deal won’t ease people’s daily struggles

Puerto Rico has reached an agreement to partially settle its historic bankruptcy crisis. But public cuts to education and health care are unlikely to ease, creating ongoing challenges for Puerto Ricans
The Parc-Extension neighbourhood has a large number of immigrants from Southeast Asia. A survey reveals that, far from what you hear in the media, they integrate very well and are enjoying their lives. Shutterstock

Parc-Extension: How immigrants are integrating into Montréal’s most multi-ethnic neighbourhood

Security and high-quality interpersonal relationships are essential factors for immigrants to create a happy life.
Social housing for elderly residents and encampments for unhoused people have been destroyed to make way for Tokyo’s new National Stadium in Shinjuku. Cristiano Fronteddu / Alamy Stock Photo

Tokyo Olympics: how hosting the Games disrupts local lives and livelihoods

The cost of the Olympics is often justififed by the investment and regeneration hosting brings about. Local residents, though, rarely benefit
Residents of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood protest in 2017 outside a coffee shop that posted a sign celebrating gentrification. Patrick Traylor/The Denver Post via Getty Images

In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table for gentrification

Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
African Canadian communities in Nova Scotia use community green spaces like parks, parking lots and other open spaces to gather, celebrate and strengthen community ties. (Shutterstock)

Why Nova Scotia has to take environmental racism seriously

Nova Scotia’s African Canadian communities have grappled with racism for decades. By looking at community green spaces, we can see how they serve the community’s unique needs.
Parc-Extension in Montreal is a neighbourhood in transition with dire consequences for low-income families. Andrés Salas

Universities can squeeze out low-income residents in cities like Montréal

Gentrification often leads to the eviction of poor and largely racialized populations. When a university campus drives the change, they can choose to do something about it.
Independent bookstores are places where culture is collected and disseminated. The gentrification of city centres makes their existence increasingly precarious. Kévin Langlais on Unsplash, CC BY-NC

When capitalism kills culture: Gentrified real estate puts squeeze on indie bookstores

The demands of gentrification in some neighbourhoods are proving deadly for some independent businesses, including local bookstores, often forcing them to close.

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