Richard Florida writes about the theory espoused by planner Markus Moos.
Moos takes care to distinguish youthification from the broader process—and less precise construct—of gentrification. “The youthification process differs from gentrification—an increase in social status of a neighborhood—in that the former is not as explicitly a class-based process, although the two are not mutually exclusive,” he writes. “Gentrification, when viewed as a series of stages involving ever slightly wealthier but more risk averse in-movers, arguably has set the stage for a broader segment of the population."
Read the full article Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification at CityLab.