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Gentrification In The Neoliberal World Order: A Study Of Urban Change In The River North District Of Denver, Colorado, Laura Conway Jan 2015

Gentrification In The Neoliberal World Order: A Study Of Urban Change In The River North District Of Denver, Colorado, Laura Conway

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The River North Arts district in Denver, Colorado has undergone a rapid transformation in the previous two years. I claim that the transformations are not the normal development of a thriving city but instead a neoliberal reimagining of the cityscape. The literature of gentrification was studied in this thesis to synthesize an understanding of gentrification as a neoliberal urban strategy. Subsequently I connected the locality of River North to the larger processes of neoliberal place making through an aesthetic reading, study of maps, and quantitative study of tax assessment data.