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From the Ted Talk by Bree Jones: How to revitalize a neighborhood -- without gentrification

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These ___________ typically face two trajectories. The first is a downward ______, where political and financial disinvestment causes hypervacancy and decay that ______ people out of a neighborhood. Big banks see this exodus as confirmation that these _____________ are risky, defeated, unredeemable. And so without investment, the cycle of distress continues. The second trajectory is gentrification, where __________ are able to capitalize off of this distress by buying undervalued properties, pumping money into them without considering the needs or wants of legacy _________, and then renting or reselling them at much, much higher costs, causing ____________.

Solution

  1. communities
  2. developers
  3. neighborhoods
  4. pushes
  5. spiral
  6. residents
  7. displacement

Original Text

These communities typically face two trajectories. The first is a downward spiral, where political and financial disinvestment causes hypervacancy and decay that pushes people out of a neighborhood. Big banks see this exodus as confirmation that these neighborhoods are risky, defeated, unredeemable. And so without investment, the cycle of distress continues. The second trajectory is gentrification, where developers are able to capitalize off of this distress by buying undervalued properties, pumping money into them without considering the needs or wants of legacy residents, and then renting or reselling them at much, much higher costs, causing displacement.

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