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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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It's gentrification on top of the world, but gentrification is not an ugly term," says Suggs.
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There is some controversy in gentrification: many new, young and professional residents are very concerned about gentrification in the neighborhood; yet new, young professional residents are a major cause of gentrification, and the older residents who are most affected by gentrification are encouraged by the new, young residents and the energy they bring to the neighborhood (Koschmann and Laster, 2011).
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Toutefois, cette experience de la gentrification et du changement qui survient dans le quartier que l'on habite croise cette autre experience personnelle qu'est le vieillissement.
Many studies of gentrification look at events from a distance and consequently minimize the role of people who interact with and resist it.
This paper draws its literature from urban history, urban planning, segregation and racism, gentrification, and environmental justice discourses.
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Hundreds showed up during a subsequent weekend to protest against the gentrification of their neighborhood, which they said had pushed out longtime minority residents.
An American coffee shop chain apologized Wednesday for a sidewalk sign, which displayed a message that appeared to celebrate the gentrification of a historically black neighborhood.
Hymowitz's The New Brooklyn describes how, in the late 20th century, a comparable gentrification developed across the East River in Brooklyn, a borough that had previously been a bedroom community for people who couldn't afford Manhattan.