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  • Planning processes for Chicago's 606 Trail spawned gentrification, study finds

    When nonprofit organizations coordinate large green infrastructure projects such as Chicago’s 606 Trail, the likelihood of gentrification occurring significantly increases, University of Illinois recreation, sport and tourism professor Alessandro Rigolon reports in a new case study of Chicago’s 606 Trail.

    When nonprofit organizations coordinate large green infrastructure projects such as Chicago’s 606 Trail, the likelihood of gentrification occurring significantly increases, University of Illinois recreation, sport and tourism professor Alessandro Rigolon reports in a new case study of Chicago’s 606 Trail.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Alessandro Rigolon, call 217-300-5527; email rigolon@illinois.edu.

    The paper “’We’re not in the business of housing:’ Environmental gentrification and nonprofitization of green infrastructure projects” is available online or from the News Bureau.