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"Rubber Tires, Residents, and Genrification in Los Angeles"

Anne Brown, UCCS Emerging Scholars Winner, PhD Candidate, UC Los Angeles
Aug 11, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence
in Research and Public Policy
“Rubber Tires, Residents, and Gentrification in Los Angeles”
Anne Brown
PhD Candidate, UC Los Angeles

Examining the Los Angeles Orange Line, this study offers new evidence that bus rapid ransit, like rail, may gentrify neighborhoods. Neighborhoods with lower median household incomes, lower median rents, and higher proportions of renter-occupied housing experienced elevated levels of gentrification compared to other neighborhoods. In light of this, policy makers should prioritize preserving affordable housing to protect incumbent residents from displacement through rising housing costs around accessible transit lines.

Anne is a doctoral student in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. She holds a bachelor's degree from Macalester College and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA. Her research examines equity issues in transportation policy, planning, and finance. Her current projects include investigating equity implications of transportation sales tax measures and research on transit fare policy reform.


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