Senior Project Advisor

Salazar, Debra J.

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2020


It is my goal to explore the policies that Albuquerque is implementing to expand into a major city, while also trying to protect low-income communities, especially low-income communities of color. I think it would also be important to discuss the increase in police surveillance in gentrifying neighborhoods. The influx of wealthier residents changes the social dynamics and expectations, which in turn leads to the criminalization of activities that were previously considered normal, such as loitering. This increased surveillance in gentrified areas can be seen by the city of Albuquerque’s push to “decrease the prevalence” of the homeless population in the downtown area. Mayor Tim Keller has opened a new Albuquerque Police Department substation within this half a mile area, in addition to the police station that already existed in this census tract to help reduce crime and homelessness. The majority of Albuquerque’s residents are Hispanic, which is why race will be discussed throughout my research, as I am interested to see if the displacement of people in this area disproportionately impacted low-income people of color over white people.


Political Science

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Gentrification--New Mexico--Albuquerque; Police--New Mexico--Albuquerque

Geographic Coverage

Albuquerque (N.M.)


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