Preparation for Reading Quiz 1

As was mentioned in class, you will have a reading quiz on Thursday, Oct. 5. All of the Resources are available online on our Open Lab site on the Resources Page:

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/brain-on-the-page-fall-2017/course-resources-schedule/

The study questions:

  • After reading “The Gentrification of Gotham” (Resource 12, an online resource) be ready to identify three factors specific to the borough you live in or have a personal connection.
  • After reading, “Comptroller Examines Uneven Economic Growth in Gentrifying Neighborhoods” (Resource 13), be ready to identify what Scott Stringer identifies as his “main message.” What does the city need to focus on?
  • After reading “Five Myths about Gentrification” (Resource 14), convey in your own words the “Five Myths” identified by Lance Newman.
  • There will also be an analysis based question that will ask you take a stance on an issue regarding gentrification. By reading the essays and remembering the videos we watched in class by Stacy Sutton (Resource 15)  and Sharon Zukin (Resource 16) ,you will be prepared for this essay. You can also review these videos.

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