About This Project

Central Durham is in the midst of major physical, social, and economic transition. After decades of languishing, Downtown Durham is now thriving with investment, new businesses, and activity. However, as desire to live near downtown grows, we are witnessing a fundamental change in the look, feel, and composition of its surrounding neighborhoods.

Join Melissa Norton, the Project Coordinator for the Durham Living Wage Project, in discussing building a common understanding of what the term “gentrification” means, looking at the history of displacement and disinvestment in central Durham, and proposing a range of tools to policymakers, communities, and individuals to help ensure an equitable and inclusive central city in the years to come.