Peter Dreier | KCET
Peter Dreier is E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. He is coauthor of several books on urban policy, including Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he served as housing policy advisor and deputy to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn.
Post date: 2017-09-13T17:00:00-07:00
Gentrification is not a force of nature, an inevitable economic trend or a preordained social phenomenon. It is the result of decisions made by real people who run institutions, seek to make profits, and are motivated by greed and power.