I highly recommend reading this article from the Guardian and study from Australia. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/04/the-crane-mutiny-how-sydneys-apartment-boom-spun-out-of-control I don't see many studies on density, poverty and gentrication, but here is one!
I recommend anyone within St. Paul contact their council members and Met Council representatives to ask for affordable units be included in the proposal - or for the proposal to be rejected. http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/08/st-paul-fillmore-west-would-bring-up-to-830-apartments-to-west-side/
Interesting article on affordable housing in the Twin Cities - although I don't agree with all of the assumptions made. To me, if someone is making $60,000+ a year, I don't think they should be counted in affordable housing statistics. This article suggests the affordable housing situation in the Twin Cities is a mixed bag; … Continue reading Is there an Affordable Housing Crisis? -From Minnpost.com