Gentrification is the process of changing how a neighborhood looks like by building better buildings, condominiums or tearing down old buildings to make it look better so that wealthier people and businesses can come live in this neighborhood.
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Gentrification means the transformation of a working-class or vacant area of the main part of a city to middle class residential or commercial area. Gentrification often increases the economic value of a neighborhood, but changes the demographic of that neighborhood often causing people who lived in this neighborhood for a long time to leave because of rising prices. Gentrification mainly happens in neighborhoods where there is a large minority population such as African-American or Latinos.
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- "Gentrification". Dictionary.com.
- The gentrification reader. Loretta Lees, Tom Slater, Elvin K. Wyly. London: Routledge. 2010. ISBN 978-0-415-54839-7. OCLC 432315115.CS1 maint: others (link)
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- Harrison, Sally; Jacobs, Andrew (2016). "Gentrification and the Heterogeneous City: Finding a Role for Design". The Plan. 1 (2). doi:10.15274/tpj.2016.01.02.03.
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