Balancing gentrification in the knowledge economy: the case of Chattanooga’s innovation district

  title={Balancing gentrification in the knowledge economy: the case of Chattanooga’s innovation district},
  author={Arnault Morisson and Carmelina Bevilacqua},
  journal={Urban Research \& Practice},
  pages={472 - 492}
ABSTRACT Innovation districts are emerging as place-based, knowledge-based urban development strategies in diverse cities around the world. They have, however, been criticized for being non-participative top-down initiatives that encourage gentrification and income, social, and racial polarization. In 2015, Mayor Berke launched Chattanooga’s Innovation District in the city’s downtown to accelerate the transformation of Chattanooga into a knowledge city. This paper investigates the programs that… 
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