Gentrification: is there a resolution?

Le Devoir has a weekend dossier on gentrification, not just in Montreal but outside of the metropolis as well. Florence Sara G. Ferraris looks at mixed retail and how residents respond when old businesses die off and new ones open, and at a man who works in popup summer events like the village at Pied-du-Courant and Jardins Gamelin, which by enlivening certain areas may tend, in the long run, to make parts of the city more attractive to gentrifiers.

Is it possible to have nice things without inviting this to happen? Ferraris doesn’t even try to answer that question because the answer is probably no. You can’t easily turn over a moribund part of town without new money rushing in to profit.