Matt Nowlin, Research Analyst, was interviewed for an article by Hayleigh Colombo in the Indianapolis Business Journal. This article showcases the change in neighborhoods like Martindale-Brightwood in Indianapolis since the 1970s. Nowlin, who helped author SAVI’s latest community trends report in June 2018, along with Unai Andres, GIS & Data Analyst, and Kelly Davila, Senior Research Analyst, describes the change in Fountain Square and Mapleton-Fall Creek areas. He also gives insight to indicators of community change, such as a “new coffee shop” or a “wine bar.” A gentrified neighborhood “may look more attractive,” he said. “There could be a lower vacancy rate or more houses, and that could be seen as an improvement, but to other folks, it may seem like the neighborhood they knew is gone or the culture just doesn’t fit in to the culture they were used to.”  

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