Artists are often on the frontlines of gentrification, moving into lower-income neighborhoods, making those neighborhoods more appealing to outsiders, and soon enough, being priced out themselves.
Has Washington gone from “Chocolate City” to “Cappuccino City?” American University professor spent more than half a decade studying the neighborhood changes along the U St. NW corridor and in Shaw – places that are emblematic of the rapid transformation that’s swept through so much of Washington during the past two decades. Kojo chats with Hyra in front of an audience right in the middle of one of the neighborhoods he spent so much time studying for his new book, “Race, Class And Politics In The Cappuccino City.”
WAMU Books brings WAMU contributors in conversation with local and visiting authors in front of a live audience at Washington D.C. bookstores. Learn more about WAMU Books.
- Derek Hyra Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University; Director, Metropolitan Policy Center, American University; Author, " Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C.;" "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City"; @DerekHyra
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