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Hi Mari,
I am currently a senior at a local school and I am researching gentrification, and more specifically its effects, by doing a case study of the Shaw neighborhood. This blog has been incredibly helpful and has really put a lot of things into perspective for me when it comes to Shaw, but I was wondering if you could possibly answer some questions for me:

I honestly think that Shaw and the U Street corridor are really fascinating places filled with diversity and a rich cultural history, however, an area that was once dubbed "Black Broadway" is no longer predominantly black. Do you think that this relatively new influx of racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity has been solely beneficial for Shaw or do you see any drawbacks to gentrification at this scale and speed?

Do you think that a conscious awareness of Shaw's history is understood by most of the residents?

How well do you think Shaw represents the diversity of Washington, DC?

In terms of gentrification and development, what do you think the future holds for Shaw?

Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you want. Any opinions would be appreciated!


Hey Mari,

I enjoy your blog.

Did you notice they are finally tearing down Kelsey Gardens? Half of it is already. An easy way to check it out is to go to the O Street Market cam and then zoom in on KG.


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