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Philadelphia, PA - Schuylkill River Walk Boardwalk

Increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness of urban health

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A Measure of Gentrification for Use in Longitudinal Public Health Studies in the US

Gentrification is a commonly discussed and often politically charged topic in the media and among residents. But what does gentrification mean and how do we measure it? At its core, gentrification is one type of neighborhood change process. While there is no universally accepted definition, common themes include reinvestment in a neighborhood after a period of decline and population compositional changes.

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