Gentrification in a Global Context

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Chair in Inclusive Societies at the University of Sheffield Rowland Atkinson, Rowland Atkinson, Gary Bridge
Routledge, Dec 10, 2004 - Architecture - 320 pages
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Gentrification, a process of class neighbourhood upgrading, is being identified in a broader range of urban contexts throughout the world. This book throws new light and evidence to bear on a subject that deeply divides commentators on its worth and social costs given its ability to physically improve areas but also to displace indigenous inhabitants.

Gentrification in a Global Perspective brings together the most recent theoretical and empirical research on gentrification at a global scale. Each author gives an overview of gentrification in their country so that each chapter retains a unique approach but tackles a common theme within a shared framework. The main feature of the book is a critical and well-written set of chapters on a process that is currently undergoing a resurgence of interest and one that shows no sign of abating.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Mapping neoliberal American urbanism1
18
3 Gentrification in Canadas cities
40
4 Heritage and gentrification
58
the gentrification factory?
73
6 Gentrification in postcommunist cities
91
7 Exploring the substance and style of gentrification
107
8 Outside the core
123
11 Local limits to gentrification
172
12 Poland and Polonia
189
13 Outside the metropole
214
14 A curious blend?
230
15 Out of squalor and towards another urban renaissance?
245
16 The order and simplicity of gentrification icationa political challenge
261
References
270
Index
301

9 Gentrification and neighbourhood dynamics in Japan
139
10 Another Guggenheim effect?
155

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Gary Bridge is professor of urban studies at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.