Inner-City Revitalization and Cultural Succession: The Evolution of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District

@article{Godfrey1984InnerCityRA,
  title={Inner-City Revitalization and Cultural Succession: The Evolution of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District},
  author={Brian J. Godfrey},
  journal={Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers},
  year={1984},
  volume={46},
  pages={79 - 91}
}
  • Brian J. Godfrey
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • History
  • Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
The Haight-Ashbury, newly "gentrified," is representative of an important contemporary trend in urban America—the movement of predominantly young, white professionals to the inner city. This San Francisco neighborhood attracted widespread attention as a vibrant hippie haunt during the "Summer of Love" of 1967, but quickly deteriorated thereafter into something of a "drug ghetto." Recently the Haight-Ashbury has experienced a remarkable revitalization. Increased property values and rents have… 

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