This 4 page paper provides a proposal for a research paper. An outline, how one can go about researching this topic and which sources to use are all included. Some statistics are noted.
Bibliography lists 6 sources.
is something that to some extent destroys life as it had been known. While people are happy to make money as their property values go through the roof, many people
enjoy staying in their communities. They love old homes and choose established areas so that they can have the quality of life they desire without having to pay a high
cost or having to entertain a lot of visitors. Yet, today, old is trendy. People like to fix up worn townhouses or live in brand new townhouses that just look
old. They also like to live in places that seem hip. Philadelphias Olde City is such a place. However, what is problematic about Olde City is that it is growing
too rapidly and losing its historic character. In examining the problem, it pays to clearly define it. Gentrification is occurring and that is the focus of this proposal. Knauss
explains: "Gentrification is what usually happens when large numbers of people move into an area where many, if not most, of the old residents have substantially less income and fewer
economic resources than the new residents. The new group tends to push out the old as properties increase in their market value and change hands." The author goes on to
explain that well meaning artists who want to live in old cities because they like the character of the region are actually part of the problem; people like the artsy
flair and move in and that drives up the rates (Knauss). In writing a paper about Olde City, and how things have changed over the years, it
seems that a variety of sources may be used. Book sources are often not very current and cannot denote the most recent trends and insights. Still, text books are good