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Streetsense Managing Director, UK Rosie Haslem Quoted in New York Times

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By The Streetsense Collective

For her March 31 article, “As Graffiti Moves from Eyesore to Amenity, Landlords Try to Cash In,” writer Isabella Kwai spoke to street artists, developers, and real estate advisors—including our own Rosie Haslem (Managing Director, Streetsense UK).


Rosie discussed the role of graffiti in attracting developers, and new demographics, to a neighborhood—and driving higher real estate values. In the article, Rosie notes how this commodification of unique “place” character is paradoxical, ultimately leading to a loss of the “edge” that was so attractive in the first instance. She states, “The risk in commodifying or commercializing some of this graffiti is you end up sanitizing it.”


Read the full story in the New York Times: “As Graffiti Moves From Eyesore to Amenity, Landlords Try to Cash In.




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