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  Gentrification Encyclopedia Article @ LandCompany.com (Land Company)
Once this process of 'gentrification' starts in a district it goes on rapidly until all or most of the original working-class occupiers are displaced and the whole social character of the district is changed.
The most simplistic reasons for gentrification may be that post-baby boomer professionals and/or their empty nester parents, having realized the business potential, beauty, and convenience of centralized locales in city centers, re-awaken to the reason they were built in the first place.
Gentrification, as an aspect of gender studies discourse, has not been studied extensively, but researchers have discovered that women and gay men have had at least some impact on the gentrifying process in older, inner-city neighbourhoods.
www.landcompany.com /encyclopedia/Gentrification   (4412 words)

 Brownfield Gentrification in Amsterdam: the Westergasfabriek conversion and the new Westerpark.
Brownfield Gentrification in Amsterdam: the Westergasfabriek conversion and the new Westerpark.
Gentrification is the unit-by-unit acquisition of housing, displacing low-income residents by high-income residents.
Gentrification is independent of the structural condition, architecture, tenure, or original cost level of the housing - although the housing is usually renovated for (or by) the new occupiers.
web.inter.nl.net /users/Paul.Treanor/gentrification.html   (7903 words)

 parole: gentrification
Gentrification occurs when there is a substantial replace ment of a neighborhood's residents with newcomers who are of higher income and who, having acquired homes cheaply, renovate them and upgrade the neighborhood (Holcomb and Beauregard, 1981).
The term gentrification is commonly used to refer to changes in the composition of the neighborhood population, resulting in new social organizational patterns (Palen and London, 1984).
The coining of the term gentrification is attributed to sociologist Ruth Glass who used it to describe the influx of middle class Londoners into working class neighborhoods resulting in a fundamental change in the character of the neighborhood.
parole.aporee.org /work/print.php?words_id=190   (556 words)

 Party like it's 1925: Gentrification
It is classic gentrification, to be sure, and I don't know anyone who doesn't feel sympathy with those who are priced-out of their neighborhood of choice.
Rather than decrying how awful the gentrification of our area is, the people who are concerned about displacement of lower-income families should be working to find a solution to that situation.
The thing is that so-called gentrification is restoring formerly desirable neighborhoods to their original state, before they became dangerous neighborhoods.
www.angelsil.com /blog/2006/06/gentrification.html   (4862 words)

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Gentrification researchers linked to the 'consumption-side' argument were those who viewed the characteristics of the gentrifiers to be of greater importance in the understanding of gentrification.
Gentrification was just one of the ways in which gay identity was consolidated, gay space was asserted and sexuality could be performed 'out of the closet' without fear of opposition.
For Smith, gentrification is the spatial expression of the revanchist attitude of the white middle-class - a menacing, displacing 'frontier' that threatens to redefine the social fabric of the city.
members.lycos.co.uk /gentrification/whatisgent.html   (8210 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Gentrification
Gentrification refers to a process by which working-class, old ethnic, industrial, or run-down neighborhoods are converted to middle-class housing and/or chic entertainment districts.
Gentrification often brings about a number of positive effects, including cultural revival in the inner city, the protection and preservation of historical properties, and the enhancement of the quality of life of residents, as well as a rise in property, income, and sales tax revenues for local governments.
The new jobs created by gentrification are often accessible only to educated individuals, and sometimes only to individuals with a cultural background that meshes with that of the gentrifiers.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/gentrification.html   (869 words)

 P.O.V. - Flag Wars . What is Gentrification? | PBS
Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district's character and culture.
Gentrification has been the cause of painful conflict in many American cities, often along racial and economic fault lines.
Gentrification tends to occur in districts with particular qualities that make them desirable and ripe for change.
www.pbs.org /pov/pov2003/flagwars/special_gentrification.html   (1178 words)

 Understanding Gentrification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gentrification is not confined to Port Phillip and there is increasing interest in the topic across inner urban Councils.
Gentrification is a process in which higher income households displace lower income residents of a neighbourhood, changing the essential character and flavour of that neighbourhood.
Gentrification is an ongoing, cyclical process that is widespread in the developed western world.
www.portphillip.vic.gov.au /understanding_gentrification.html   (1862 words)

 USATODAY.com - Studies: Gentrification a boost for everyone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gentrification, which appeared in the 1970s, was something else.
Vigdor argues that hatred of gentrification is largely irrational: "We were angry when the middle class moved out of the city," he says.
Gentrification is a symptom of a bigger problem: Metro areas don't create enough housing, Vigdor says.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-04-19-gentrification_x.htm?POE=click-refer   (1872 words)

 Gentrification and Resistance in New York City
The widespread press coverage of the new wave of displacement studies is part of a broader effort to rescue the word “gentrification.” In the 1970s and 1980s, “gentrification” became familiar because it seemed to summarize all of the market failures, polarization and injustice that shaped life in America’s inner-city communities.
One interpretation is that the improved public services and other neighborhood conditions brought by gentrification offer incentives for poor renters to find ways to remain in their homes – even in the face of higher rent burdens and other stresses.
Many of these neighborhoods experienced some gentrification in the 1970s and 1980s, but respondents explained that the reinvestment that occurred towards the end of the 1990s and continues today is of a scale and pace that is unmatched historically.
www.nhi.org /online/issues/142/gentrification.html   (1717 words)

Gentrification, the upgrading of deteriorated urban property by middle-class or affluent people, is a subject of great debate because it often results in lower-income residents being forced to move.
Keating uses the term "resurgent gentrification" to contrast current restoration with the slower-paced gentrification that occurred from 1965 to 1990.
Three of the most serious repercussions of resurgent gentrification are: loss of affordable housing, displacement of poor residents and the destruction of indigenous sociological communities.
www.newmaterials.com /news/2969.asp   (613 words)

 Little Miss Attila: Gentrification
Gentrification just means they can't keep them concentrated in an area where they serve as useful pawns in electing extreme leftists to political office.
Gentrification means the "worthy poor" get exposed to people who have managed to pull themselves up by their own efforts, and to such "dangerous" ideas as self-reliance, independence, and hard work as a virtue.
Posted by: Desert Cat at May 15, 2006 07:06 AM Gentrification means that the people who don't take care of their neighborhoods, who don't amount to much of anything in life, get the boot.
littlemissattila.mu.nu /archives/176556.php   (522 words)

 P.O.V. - Flag Wars . Beyond Gentrification . Theresa Singleton | PBS
Further, while urban gentrification typically involves issues of both race and class —; two issues that are often conflated — in rural areas, gentrification is primarily an issue of class.
The central difference between rural and urban gentrification is that rural residents seem not to be displaced in the same way that urban neighborhood residents are, though there is a need for more analysis of these issues.
Consequently, residents who are pressured by gentrification and the dynamics that typically occur (e.g., rising housing costs) would be forced to leave the county to escape these pressures.
www.pbs.org /pov/pov2003/flagwars/special_roundtablets.html   (1179 words)

 2blowhards.com: Gentrification: Good or Evil?
Gentrification, she says, can be--perhaps must be--a component of unslumming; it must not be the end result of unslumming.
But unlike many leftist critics of gentrification who have cited her work, Jacobs also argues that successful city neighborhoods, including those in the process of "unslumming," also need to be able to attract "people with choice" from outside the neighborhood (while also retaining some of its own upwardly mobile residents).
Gentrification probably upsets those who have to move out, but those who stay - and if the data is right those who stay are quite a large proportion - get to enjoy the benefits: fresh opportunities for interactions in the street (one of Jacobs' pet ideas), for instance.
www.2blowhards.com /archives/001671.html   (6271 words)

 Gentrification in Vancouver - UBC Geography 471 Class of 2005
This map is useful nonetheless if we are to explore amenity clusters and their relationship to gentrification; this may be taken as simply a 'sample' of amenity clusters in Vancouver, where we would hope that the results could represent the entire city, however given the non-random nature of the data set, that cannot be said.
Yaletown is not surprisingly booming as gentrification began there in the early 80s and trendy lofts continue to be built in old factories.
According to this map, gentrification seems to be occurring in the Grandview area, central Kitsilano, pockets of the Westside, Yaletown, Oak and 25th, S. Fraserview, Wall Street (early gentrification), and UBC.
www.geog.ubc.ca /courses/geog471/classof05/gentrification/Vangents-Analysis.htm   (2081 words)

 Tenant Responses to the Urban Housing Crisis, 1970-1984
Such gentrification had in fact been fought building by building in Chelsea from 1970 onward by the Chelsea Coalition on Housing (CCOH), which followed the traditional strategies of urging and helping tenants to "hang in there" and getting back at harassing landlords with negative publicity.
Gentrification is a much more imminent threat on the Lower East Side, which has housed several generations of the city's poorest, most recent immigrants, but is now, since it abuts the newly chic East Village, attracting speculators and undergoing rising rents and real estate prices.
Such victories are rare before the forces of gentrification, and this one did little to slow their progress on the Lower East Side.
www.tenant.net /Community/history/hist05c.html   (2100 words)

 Gentrification - Gentrification Documentary Film
When considering gentrification as a racial or class issue, some important points to discuss are issues such as.
The word Gentry means landowners, and the process whereby a neighborhood's population's moves from the Tenantry or the renters, to the Gentry, or the landowners, is gentrification.
After an entire generation of Americans had been born and raised in what critics considered to be a faceless post war 'suburbia' there became a significant portion of the home buyer market that no longer simply regarded price and location of a home as the only factor in their decision to buy.
www.northeastpassage.net /gentrification.html   (2605 words)

 gentrification + DCist : Rollyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gentrification can also force out many renters if their landlords decide to...
Gentrification is a force of good and in some cases a force of indirect (or...
Few times was the word "gentrification" used, but when it was, some members of...
www.rollyo.com /search.html?q=gentrification&sid=14212&togo-v=1   (499 words)

 Governing: Houston gentrification/March 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gentrification, a phenomenon normally associated with coastal cities such as New York and San Francisco, is now heading inland, transforming inner-city neighborhoods from Milwaukee to Raleigh-Durham to Albuquerque.
Everyone knows that gentrification supposedly starts with artists: They’re the urban pioneers who discover rough but charming neighborhoods, fix them up and unintentionally make them safe for developers such as Davis and the yuppies who buy his product.
The one thing he seems sure of is the misguided nature of typical government responses to the gentrification issue.
www.governing.com /articles/3houston.htm   (3353 words)

 Confronting Gentrification With Democratic Participation: A Humboldt Park Experiment
Gentrification, a process of spatial de-concentration, destroys inner city communities (often of color) through various methods.
Still more, gentrification does not end with displacement; it continues with the confiscation and subsequent obliteration of a community’s legacy.
Gentrification, as an ever present backdrop, reminds community organizers of the impact of neoliberal globalization domestically, as well as heightens the sense of community necessary to combat it– most pertinently through resistance built upon participation, cultural affirmation and parallel institution building.
www.prcc-chgo.org /prcc_confronting_gentrification.htm   (2208 words)

 Does Gentrification Equal Displacement? | ISERP
Gentrification has emerged as the most controversial type of neighborhood change in America today.
Much of this controversy stems from the fact that while gentrification can bring benefits in the form of an enhanced tax base and improving amenities and services, gentrification is also perceived as changing the character of poor neighborhoods through the wholesale displacement of the original poor residents.
While gentrification is associated with displacement in some gentrifying neighborhoods, succession, whereby residents who move as part of the normal turnover that all neighborhoods experience are replaced by more affluent residents, appears to a more important explanation of how gentrifying neighborhoods change.
www.iserp.columbia.edu /publications/press_releases/gentrification.html   (618 words)

 Racially Correct Definition of Gentrification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gentrification means different things depending upon your skin color and your political beliefs.
Minority Definition: Gentrification means that more financially able "non-minorities" are moving into your neighborhood and are improving their properties.
But if you are "white", the government defines gentrification as "good" as long as it means that you have to leave the neighborhood so that more minorities can live there.
www.adversity.net /Terms_Definitions/TERMS/Gentrification.htm   (247 words)

 Gentrification: Artists and Yuppies Working Together
What gentrification means and whether it's a curse, a blessing, or a mixed blessing depends on who's talking about it.
In the simplest definition, gentrification is what usually happens when large numbers of people move into an area where many, if not most, of the old residents have substantially less income and fewer economic resources than the new residents.
One of the anarchists, James Nasti, said "Gentrification is a touchy thing because regardless of what we, a mostly white radical community, regardless of what we're doing, all that is needed to start the ball rolling [for gentrification] is our white skin.
www.riverwestcurrents.org /2002/July/000036.html   (3288 words)

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