The culture and structure of cities shape the way local music communities function, and as gentrification becomes more widespread its impact is felt throughout many aspects of music scenes. From venue closures to noise complaints to rising costs of living, urban development is having a profound effect on the way we produce and consume music. On the flip side, what role do creative communities play in the process of gentrification? These questions are becoming increasingly relevant for both artists and audiences, as well as the larger communities that support them. > Will Straw is a McGill University professor whose work focuses on the intersections of music, culture, and urban society in Montreal and elsewhere. > Sergio Da Silva is one of the managers of Turbo Haüs, a venue that started as a DIY punk space and developed into a fully legal, established arts hub in the St-Henri neighbourhood. > Moderator Katie Jensen is a Toronto-based podcast producer, writer, and all-around grassroots music supporter. > Sybil Bell is the founder of the UK initiative Independent Venue Week and is dedicated to providing training, education, and support for young people in music. > Katie Lee is a Montreal-based musician, organizer, and graduate student in architecture.