CBCnews: Gentrification expert sees challenges, opportunity in Saskatoon's Riversdale neighbourhood


Rick Lowe says he learned a lot from his recent trip to Saskatoon.

Earlier this week, the artist and former MacArthur fellow gave a lecture on gentrification at the Roxy Theatre. Lowe is best known for Project Row Houses, an art/social enterprise project in Houston, Texas that bought and renovated a number of run-down homes and turned them into art exhibition spaces and housing for artists

Now, Lowe has turned his attention to Saskatoon's Riversdale neighbourhood, an area that has seen massive changes as high-income condos have displaced low-income apartment housing.