This semester has been a roller coaster of trying to find what I cared for. When I came across the topic of gentrification, it home. I realized that there are many views on the topic, but I wanted to tell my story and share what caught my attention, especially as a first hand witness to the changes in Echo Park. Advertisements
Gentrification, The Circle Series In most articles pertaining to gentrification, writers seem to state that gentrification is not as bad as others think and that there is no higher rate of lower income families moving out compared to prior years.
Gentrification, The Circle Echo Park’s gang injunction was filed in June 2013, and has been in effect since. In a video by YouthCineMedia, Mike Contreras, gang injunction defendant, along with his wife Veronica Contreras, speak about the gang injunction in Echo Park.
Written by Cindy Carrillo, The Circle Echo Park is located right off the 101 North and Echo Park Blvd. As you exit the freeway, the notorious lake rests in front of you. The lake is a popular hang-out spot by locals and visitors for as long as many can recall. In 2011, the lake closed for a two-year, $45 million renovation in order to restore its well-known beauty. Special events occur, including the annual Lotus Festival, which forms part of the city’s culture and history. However, how is this all affected by gentrification? Is it affected at all?
Written by Cindy Carrillo, The Circle series Several urban cities experience gentrification throughout the Los Angeles area and other cities in the United States. Gentrification is purchasing and renovating businesses and homes in low-income communities by land developers. This act leads to an increase in property value and rent, sometimes culture, and the displacement of long-term residents.