theories of neighborhood change

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Classic Invasion-Succession Model This theory states that the “invasion” by socially or racially different people can potentially create conflict in a neighborhood and the eventual “succession” of the established population. After the initial invasion competition can begin to arise as the locals and the “invaders” attempt to best the other. If the conflict continues eventually one of the groups will begin to leave the neighborhood. One of the deciding factors is the tipping point. The tipping point is the percentage of new residents necessary to cause the initial residents to move out. A LULU can sometimes be the reason that this model occurs. For example if a factory is built in the vicinity of an upper class neighborhood dominated by white’s there may be a trend of lower class citizens who move to the neighborhood because of the new job openings. Neighborhood Life-Cycle There are five main stages to this model: development, transition, downgrading, thinning out, and renewal. As a neighborhood moves throughout these stages a variety of things can fluctuate
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course JUS 444 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '10 term at ASU.

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