Sowing Seeds of Displacement: Gentrification and Food Justice in Oakland, CA

  title={Sowing Seeds of Displacement: Gentrification and Food Justice in Oakland, CA},
  author={Alison Hope Alkon and Josh Cadji},
  journal={International Journal of Urban and Regional Research},
  • A. AlkonJosh Cadji
  • Published 25 September 2018
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Abstract Green gentrification is the process through which the elimination of hazardous conditions or the development of green spaces is mobilized as a strategy to draw in affluent new residents and capital projects. Based on observations and interviews in Oakland, California, we argue that food justice organizations seeking to promote access to healthy food in low-income communities can unwittingly create spaces that foster this process. Despite a desire to serve long-term residents, activists… 

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