Rhetorical Analysis Of Gentrification

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Selena Gaddis
English 101
Section 28
Professor Zhuravlyova
Rhetorical Analysis
27 October 2014
Modern Gentrification

In the constantly changing economy of cities, the growth of city housing is oftentimes neglected. In “Cities Mobilize to Help Those Threatened by Gentrification” Timothy Williams recounts how gentrification has evolved over the years. Mentioning how cities have changed in order to appease the younger professionals, Williams shows how the city itself is in jeopardy due to the tax increases. Slowly loosing their faithful residents as well as historic culture cities face a big deal. Williams gives quotes from faithful residents, “…long time homeowners are victims of the success story”, (Williams 346). In “Cities Mobilize to Help Those Threatened by Gentrification”, Williams uses his credible quotes and modern statistics to generate the reader’s emotions, with desire to change how city officials go about gentrification in culturally infused cities. Williams starts his article by describing how cities work to bring in younger professionals who are looking for housing in the city, as well as the impact the new housing is affecting the working and
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Williams’ provides another quote, Rene Goodwin, a resident who has grown up in the city, “ To keep an urban are vital, there has to be an infusion of new people and buildings, but that doesn’t mean you destroy people who have kept up the neighborhood, who’ve swept the sidewalk”, she states. Gentrification does not always have to be in with the new and out with the old. “It’s that commitment that has made developers interested in the neighborhood and then you’re going to penalize the people who have stayed? ” Goodwin continues. Williams’ also adds that city officials need to congratulate and thank the longtime faithful residents who have been with the

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