A friend of mine who works in the Chicago Public Schools asked some of her students what they thought signs of gentrification were. The one that got her was something so simple: People jogging. Another might be advertisements for shiny new buildings right near vacant lots, like the photo above.
In "Gentrification on Logan Circle," Producer Shea Shackelford worked with an 8th grade class at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Washington, DC. While studying the concept of "gentrification," they spent a week interviewing neighbors and businesses of the Logan Circle area changes going down their neighborhood.