Gentrification and Displacement: The Forced Relocation of Public Housing Tenants in Inner-Sydney draws on in-depth interviews with tenants in Sydney’s Millers Point alongside government and media communication, in a case study that offers a penetrating and moving analysis of gentrification and displacement in one of Australia's oldest and more unique working class and public housing neighbourhoods.
This study advances work in urban studies by charting trends in urban renewal and displacement, furthering our understanding of public housing, gentrification and the effects of forced relocation on vulnerable urban communities.
About the author
Professor Alan Morris is a prominent urban and housing studies scholar, based at the UTS Institute of Public Policy and Governance. He is the author of several books including The Australian Dream: Housing Experiences of Older Australians; A Practical Introduction to In-depth Interviewing and Bleakness and Light: Inner-City Transition in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. The latter has been described as "A scrupulous and fascinating micro-study of social behaviour and attitudes … It stands among the best of empirical work conducted in the social sciences in Africa".
The book will be launched by former Millers Point and Sirius building tenants who will also share their insights and experiences with Professor Morris during a Q&A session at the event.
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