There's nothing much new to me in the article (it briefly summarizes trends and events familiar to most people who've been politically active in the southeast Atlanta neighborhoods) but The Double-edged Sword of Gentrification in Atlanta by Lesley Williams Reid and Robert M. Adelman of Georgia State University was written in April of 2003 in preparation for an annual meeting of the American Sociological Association which was held in Atlanta.
Gentrification is an issue I've spent a great deal of time writing about in the past, but have steered away from lately, mostly because I don't have anything new or fresh to add to the discussion. Besides, my approach to the issue has generally boiled down to "Why can't we all just get along?", not usually a very helpful practical contribution to an issue which generates a great deal of heat, and often has at its core issues of political power at the local level.
The issue of how an urban area can balance the needs of citizens from a variety of different economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and negotiate a situation in which everyone works toward solving problems, and shares in any progress is definitely worth exploring though. And this is not possible without getting a pretty clear and accurate understanding of the effects of gentrification.