From the Margins – Mar 19, 2017 – Gentrification and housing struggles
The show features and interview with Concordia University professor Ted Rutland, who spent the day before the show at a conference on gentrification. We ask him to talk about what is gentrification and its effects; about “affordable housing” vs social housing; and bringing about better conditions directly and better government laws and policy on housing. We draw on Fredericton’s municipal plan on housing and the recent announcement in Fredericton that relatively affordable rental housing on Connaught Street will be replaced by units that will be about $1,000 per month more expensive.
Ted’s research is concerned primarily with the racial politics of urban planning and policing in Canadian cities.