Definition of Gentrification

1. Noun. The restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents).

Generic synonyms: Restoration
Derivative terms: Gentrify



Definition of Gentrification

1. Noun. The process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces earlier usually poorer residents. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gentrification

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentrification

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Literary usage of Gentrification

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"Smith links the phenomenon of gentrification also to a restructuring of the ... In this context, Smith demonstrates that gentrification is not only a local ..."

2. Establishing Programs and Priorities for the Seismic Rehabilitation of (1993)
"Where stability or decline predominate, discourse related to gentrification and apartment conversion is not likely to provide much policy guidance for local ..."

3. Mute Vol II #4 by Mute (2006)
"Until recently gentrification was only a very limited phenomenon in the Dutch housing market. Most poor neighbourhoods consisted mainly of social housing ..."

4. Solving Crime Problems in Residential Neighborhoods: Comprehensive Changes by Judith D. Feins (1997)
"A good location (close to downtown) and gentrification hi the SouthEnd madethe complex attractive for investment, ..."

5. Culture And Local Development by Xavier Greffe, Sylvie Pflieger, Antonella Noya (2005)
"In fact, this implies that the city is not yet too far beyond its carrying capacity, and that the negative effects in terms of gentrification, ..."

6. Emerging World Cities in Pacific Asia by Fu-chen Lo, Yue-man Yeung (1996)
"First, they usually trigger and accelerate gentrification processes in their ... Such gentrification processes are for various reasons less obvious and on a ..."

7. Coney Island by Professor Solomon (1999)
"Indeed, Coney Island was a perfect candidate, said Father Gillespie, for gentrification. (And it was clear from his tone that he knew what gentrification ..."

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