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Welcome to this website regarding the urban geography process of gentrification

Gentrification involves both a change in the social composition of an area and its residents, and a change in the nature of the housing stock (Hamnett, 1991).

Gentrification Definitions:

 “a physical, economic, social and cultural phenomenon.  Gentrification commonly involves the invasion by middle-class or higher-income groups of previously working-class neighbourhoods or multi-occupied ‘twilight areas’ and the replacement or displacement of many of the original inhabitants.  It involves the physical renovation or rehabitalation of what was frequently a highly deteriorated housing stock and its upgrading to meet the requirements of its new owners.  In the process, housing in the areas affected, both renovated and unrenovated, undergoes a significant price appreciation. Such a process of neighbourhood transition commonly involves a degree of tenure transformation from renting to owning.

(Hamnett 1984, p.284: cited by Carter 1995, p.294)

Source: Londonist, 2008
Source: Madam Noire, 2011
An image contrasting original and gentrified housing.

"The transformation of a working-class or vacant area of the central city into middle-class residential or commercial use."

(Lees, Slater and Wyly, 2008, p. xv) 

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