American Sociological Association

Buffalo's West Side Story: Migration, Gentrification, and Neighborhood Change

Using a multi‐methods approach, we examine socioeconomic and demographic change in Buffalo, New York's, West Side neighborhood. We do this by performing a systematic case study of the neighborhood analyzing census tract data, crime data, key informant interview data from community leaders and organizational representatives, and content analysis data from local newspaper articles. Results suggest that although the neighborhood has shifted dramatically over the last forty‐five years, the changes have been uneven across the West Side. Two divergent areas have emerged: one neighborhood fueled by white gentrifiers and another driven by international migrants.

Authors

Robert M. Adelman, Aysegul Balta Ozgen, and Watoii Rabii

Volume

18

Issue

3

Starting Page

770

Ending Page

791