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the rehabilitation and settlement of decaying urban areas by middle- and high-income people. Beginning in the 1970s and 80s, higher-income professionals, drawn by low-cost housing and easier access to downtown business areas, renovated deteriorating buildings in many cities, reversing what had been an outmigration of upper-income families and individuals from many urban areas. This led to the rebirth of some neighborhoods and a rise in property values, but it also caused displacement problems among poorer residents, many of them elderly and unable to afford higher rents and taxes.


English term for the process by which young professionals (gentry) buy into inner-city areas as part of a neighborhood preservation trend.


the renovation and upgrading of buildings, either by programmes of planned urban regeneration or as a result of purchasing decisions made by higher-earning, white-collar, professional and managerial individuals intent on modernizing cheap, dilapidated property in previously unfashionable urban areas. Whether gentrification is planned or unplanned, the poorer sections of the community are often displaced or their needs discounted. The process is also sometimes known as urban recycling.


The upgrading of urban property in a deteriorated area, usually resulting in the dispersal of the current residents and their replacement by a more affluent population.
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Much of the mean change in income rankings in the large cities we studied is being driven by lower-income neighborhoods moving up in the distribution, a pattern consistent with gentrification.
Mots cles: gentrification, embourgeoisement des quartiers, megaprojets, quartiers urbains, deplacement indirect, Saint-Henri, Montreal, Canada
Speaking at a lecture for Black History Month in February, Lee, fed up at how the Fort Greene neighbourhood where he grew up in the 1970s had been altered by gentrification, said white newcomers had the "Christopher Columbus syndrome", which led them to sail in, plant their flag here and there, and claim to have discovered what had been there all along.
this sense, gentrification is fundamentally a demand-side spillover
We can sit here and talk about gentrification all day but, if you don't mobilize, if you don't put pressure on the people that hold the purse strings, you aren't getting anywhere.
The panel also plans to explore whether involvement of the private sector in the gentrification process, by partnering with real estate stakeholders and independent artists and organisations, could be beneficial.
Tayfun Tanyildiz, who works at a photography store in Kreuzberg, also complained about the increasing prices, but noted that, whether under gentrification threat or not, Kreuzberg was still crowded and attractive for visitors.
This structure strategically invoked the historical tensions surrounding urban development, gentrification, homelessness, and affordable housing that have often coalesced around Tompkins Square Park, notably during the 1988 riots that followed the city's attempt to clear the park of homeless people.
The gentrification process is often kicked off with a push from local government to decrease crime and increase public investment in these urban areas, as local governments encourage the arrival of wealth and the prospect of higher property tax revenue.
Within the last fifty years, gentrification has become a serious concern in numerous cities, particularly in North America.
THE SETTING IN NATHAN MCCALL'S debut novel, Them, is a tree-lined street in Atlanta, but the racial drama that unfolds echoes a territorial friction occurring across American cities wherever gentrification takes hold.
High-end projects and informal initiatives are featured and made comparable by a set of overarching topics: Culture as Catalyst, Community Activism, Gentrification, Open Space, and Governmental Intervention.