Video: HPD Commish at Conference on Fighting Gentrification

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Questions from the audience at the conference last month.

Bronx Documentary Center

Questions from the audience at the conference last month.

The debate over gentrification in New York City is actually a tangle of several interconnected arguments. Is it good or bad or some mix of the two? Is it part of a city’s natural evolution or the result of government policy? Is it about class or race or both? The January 10 conference on gentrification sponsored by CASA, the Bronx Documentary Center and City Limits looked at many of the questions around the most weighted word in local policy discussions today.

Speeches, movies, a play and a panel discussion featuring the city’s housing commissioner: The event had it all. Watch and see in this video from the Bronx Documentary Center: