Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Once a thriving community of over 15,000 residents, Larimer is now one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, home to only about 2,000 people who live amidst empty lots and vacant houses.
As market values rise in Larimer, will its current residents be forced out? How can the community, developers, and the city work together to protect current residents even while improving the community? How does a neighborhood change so that everyone benefits?
What is Social Change?
What is Gentrification?
What is gentrification? It's a complex and shifting issue, one central to revitalizing poor communities across America. We put the question to each of our Larimer stakeholders.