For Ark Republic’s gentrification series, urban planner and professor, Nmadili Okwumabua, tells of her time spent at town halls in the early 2000s, with residents pushing back against encroaching developers.
As she saw older Black citizens and low-wage earning community members gradually get priced out, she decided to move to her father’s home country, Nigeria. While there, she saw another type of displacement tied to religious clashes.
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