• The Soho Effect
  • Artist: @99piorg

From Soho (South of Houston in NYC) to NOBE (North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville), neighborhoods are being re-branded.  Mostly this trend is initiated by real estate agents, why is this happening and what is the effect?

Listen to this great podcast from @99piorg to discover the story behind the story.

Cover Photography: Aminah Ricks

Where you grow up, “the neighborhood effect”

Until now, urban economists have studied the economic realities within cities, but this new research (Princeton University and Martin Prosperity Institute) takes a more detailed look inside neighborhoods.  This more defined and closer analysis can help us to understand the success and failures of certain areas and the role that gentrification or segregation can play within the urban fabric.

Richard Florida at The Atlantic City Lab presents “what social scientists have dubbed the neighborhood effect, and two recent studies give us a better understanding of exactly how it works.”

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