Gentrifying the city: boosting or busting poor neighbourhoods?

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  • Rowland Atkinson


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JournalUrban Environment Today
DatePublished - 2002
Original languageEnglish


Discusses the results of a review of the literature on the impact of gentrification in inner cities. Looks at the costs of gentrification, focusing on the displacement of; poorer households and conflicts arising between tenants and landlords. Considers the positive impacts of gentrification such as greater social mix and improving local; services. Briefly outlines statistics on the numbers of people displaced by gentrification. Concludes that the evidence indicates that there are profound social costs to be; paid.

    Research areas

  • Gentrification , urban areas, regeneration, urban renewal, communities, social impact, united kingdom, nfb, jh

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