Chase Lang

How Universities Ruin Communities

The University of Arizona acquires houses in select communities when they go up for sale, then sits on them until the entire block is vacant and ultimately destroyed. These photos are part of a series that show this transformation in progress, as the campus slowly creeps north, leveling anything in its path.

This is the process of gentrification.

It is not a good thing.

This piece was published in the 2018 edition of You Are Here, The Journal of Creative Geography at the University of Arizona.

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