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gentrification

The informal process of revitalizing an older and deteriorated neighborhood into more upscale homes owned by more affluent occupants. The first step is usually taken by young professionals seeking affordable housing in an urban setting, who immediately begin using disposable income to upgrade their properties.Their efforts attract other like-minded home buyers. Eventually the neighborhood reaches a point where the existing homeowners can afford to sell their properties and buy elsewhere, but they can't afford to pay the increasing property taxes. The process gains momentum at that point, with former apartment buildings being converted to condos, single-family residences undergoing complete renovations, and the entire neighborhood changing to middle class or upper-middle class. It is controversial, with some claiming it destroys the ethnicity and integrity of many older neighborhoods, all in the guise of ethnocentric notions of “improvement.”

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For the most part the disagreement ensues because stakeholders view results of a gentrified neighborhood with different lenses.
The economic and political center of this show is now the suburb, or more accurately the "gated community of affluence" - whether part of our widening zones of sprawl or a gentrified preserve close to the older urban center.
Until the game became gentrified by the prawn sandwich brigade, the violence was tribal, based on deep-seated grievances between rival "firms" of lunatics.
These are spacious, pre-war apartments in a neighborhood that is being gentrified, right at the corner of 181st Street, close to shopping, bus and subway stops and the Yeshiva University Campus," said Shafran.
HUGE UPSIDE AS AREA BEING REVITALIZED AND GENTRIFIED.
With prices ranging from pounds 5,500 to more than pounds 10,000 they have a cachet to rank alongside those other staples of gentrified rural life, the Range Rover and the top-of-the-range Barbour wax jacket.
And indeed, Madame Ranyevskaya, the gentrified estate holder who returns home nearly penniless, is - if not exactly a jester - certainly a tragic fool.
In Madrid, the Arganzuela district is undergoing a gradual renewal, in a now familiar pattern of a former industrial district close to the city centre gentrified through residential and commercial development.
This offering represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a property zoned for multiple uses, which is well-positioned close to local transportation situated in a neighborhood that is dramatically becoming gentrified," added Mr.
In them she finds multiple uses of the supernatural and responses to uneasiness around individuals Other to English, white, gentrified males.
Plans for a pounds 70m marina development have split a Welsh community amid fears it could create a gentrified no-go zone for locals.