Gentrification and Displacement: Connections Between Changing Housing Typologies and Long-Time Residents’ Quality of Life in East Austin, Texas
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Architecture
Committee Member/Second Reader
This thesis investigates the impacts of gentrification on quality of life, displacement, and housing typology in East Austin, Texas. The neighborhood is examined as a case study and example of the concepts discussed. Evaluated through both a qualitative and quantitative lens, this study serves as a report and update on the continued disruption of the living patterns of minority residents in the city. Recommendations are given to mitigate displacement for East Austin residents and improve the quality of life for those remaining. By identifying the connection between changing housing typology and displacement impacts, this report aspires to give designers a better understanding of the impact of their work on the contexts in which they build.
Displacement, Gentrification, East Austin, Housing Typology, Redlining, Urban Planning
Wilson, G. (2022). Gentrification and Displacement: Connections Between Changing Housing Typologies and Long-Time Residents’ Quality of Life in East Austin, Texas. Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/archuht/61
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