Revenge Of The Property Owners: Community Development and the Politics of Property

EDWARD G. GOETZ, Mara Sidney

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ABSTRACT: This study examines the conflict between inner city property owners and lower income tenants for control of neighborhood development agendas and community‐based organizations. Utilizing a case study of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the authors investigated neighborhood conflicts over community revitalization. In a number of neighborhoods in the two cities, the community organization has come to be dominated by property owners espousing an “ideology of property” hostile to affordable housing. This has led to tension and conflict between neighborhood organizations pursuing owner interests and community development corporations focusing on low income housing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-334
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Urban Affairs
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies

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