Loretta Lees’ Gentrification Studies seminar featured in BU Today

“Housing and businesses are correlated…the hyper-gentrification that Boston has been experiencing overall, plus the housing crisis off the back of it—that has an impact on small businesses, too and both have to be seen as part of the pressures of a big city.” –Loretta Lees

A new seminar on the topic of gentrification taught by Loretta Lees was the focus of a feature article in BU Today. In “New BU MetroBridge Class Studies the Impact of Gentrification” Lees’ students field research in Cambridge is highlighted. “It’s so important for students to get out of the classroom and better understand the relationship between what they study and the ‘real world,’” says our graduate student Andrew Ward in the article.

Read it here!