Decline and Redevelopment in Baltimore Neighborhoods 1970-2000: A Case Study of Federal Hill, Little Italy, Penn-North, Washington Village/Pigtown
Melissa Koenig

This thesis asks why four Baltimore City neighborhoods, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Washington Village/Pigtown, and Penn-North, each changed in a different way between 1970 and 2000. After an enormous population loss in the 1970s Baltimore neighborhoods faced an uphill battle to restore stability. This thesis looks at seven indictors to see which of them had the most profound effect on the way the neighborhoods changed. It also looks at the history of the city and how its change shaped the neighborhoods as well as individual neighborhood histories to see the internal factors that transformed the neighborhoods.

Keywords: Residential Succession, Gentrification, Little Italy, Penn-North, Washington Village/Pigtown, Federal Hill

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