Gowanus Canal

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Gowanus Canal Pod Walk

Gowanus Canal

A pod walk along one of the most polluted waterways in New York.

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The Theme

This pod walk focuses on the gentrification occurring in the neighborhoods surrounding the Gowanus Canal.

The Argument

Gentrification possesses some positive and negative effects. One example is that gentrification is helping the area become environmentally sustainable (by initiatives to clean the polluted canal), yet socially unsustainable (by displacing longtime low-income residents).