Civic Engagement and Gentrification Issues in Metropolitan Baltimore

Author/Creator ORCID




Towson University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice


Citation of Original Publication

Durington, M., Maddox, C., Ruhf, A., Gass, S., & Schwermer, J. (2009). Civic engagement and gentrification issues in Baltimore. Metropolitan Universities, 20(1), 101–114. Retrieved from


Attribution 3.0 United States


Since the fall of 2006 a number of Towson University students concentrating in the discipline of anthropology have been part of a civic engagement and service-learning project focusing on an historic African-American community in Baltimore. While the focus of the research project concentrates on the processes of gentrification, individual student outputs center on a variety of topics that detail the history of the community and the contemporary efforts of residents toward urban sustainability.