Explaining ironic gentrification in Pittsburgh at Pacific Standard magazine.
Theme: Global talent migration.
Subject Article: "Pittsburgh renting rates rising quickly."
Other Links: 1. "The cost of blight: vacant and abandoned properties."
2. "Urban Decline in Rust-Belt Cities."
3. "Explaining Gentrification."
4. "Sky's the limit for Atlanta rents: Ponce City Market leases are just a sampling."
5. "University Circle aims to help small businesses rise with the neighborhood: gentrification 101."
Postscript: Lack of housing supply is not the only cause of gentrification. In this post, I show how global labor markets push up rents in shrinking cities where the housing supply is ample to meet demand. Yet gentrification still exists.In a forthcoming post, I explore the real estate bubble in Stockholm, Sweden as another possible cause of gentrification.