Gentrification and Rent Infographics

This is a project I did in a special workshop with Mirko Ilic. Many New Yorkers face a rent burden as a result of gentrification. As new buildings and shops pop up in neighborhoods, property value increases and residents find that they must carve out more from their income for rent. As a result, many people are pushed out and local businesses are forced to close. This project is a visualization of the sharp increase in median gross rent in the past decade in all boroughs. Photographs taken by Marc Newton

Infographics showing increase in rent in New York City