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Roundtable: How Are Residents Impacted When Communities Shift?

Who are the winners and losers as communities shift?
(Photo by Carrie Jung, KJZZ)
Who are the winners and losers as communities shift?

As we’ve looked at the shifting landscape of the post-Recession Valley in our “ New Neighbors” project, a lot of what we’ve heard has focused around the question of displacement. As prices go up, are people being pushed out? Are we sacrificing diversity in the name of development? In short, are we gentrifying?

To close the series, KJZZ’s Carrie Jung has brought together a group of experts and stakeholders for a roundtable discussion of some of these, issues including Deirdre Pfeiffer, associate professor of Urban Planning in ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning; Terry Benelli, executive director of the LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation; and Eve Reyes-Aguirre, a longtime Garfield neighborhood resident.

Hover over the map to see household income, rental prices, home values and more.

Carrie Jung Senior Field Correspondent, Education Desk Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest. Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013 when she served as a regular contributor to the Fronteras Desk from KUNM Albuquerque. She covered several major stories there including New Mexico's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and Albuquerque's failed voter initiative to ban late-term abortions. Jung has also contributed stories about environmental and Native American issues to NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, WNYC's The Takeaway, and National Native News. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in marketing, both from Clemson University. When Jung isn't producing content for KJZZ she can usually be found buried beneath mounds of fabric and quilting supplies. She recently co-authored a book, "Sweet And Simple Sewing," with her mother and sister, who are fabric designers.