Can L.A.’s Frogtown Survive Gentrification?
With the revitalization of the LA River, the nearby city, Frogtown, fears the consequences. “Green gentrification” is the idea that the new green spaces will change the neighborhood by increasing the property value and pushing out the community. “The danger here is that the fear of green gentrification could lead to opposition to parks and open spaces in neighborhoods that are particularly poor. We know that the exposure to nature and the ability to be outdoors is good for people. These are neighborhoods that need more parks, need more access to nature and have historically not had that,” said UCLA professor, Jon Christensen.