Definition of gentrification
: the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents
Recent Examples of gentrification from the Web
Land of the Dead (2005), in which the remaining living humans had walled themselves into their own fortified city to keep the riffraff out, was a meditation (with zombies) on gentrification as a mode of social and geographical segregation.
More than 30 community members will serve on a task force charged with recommending ways the city of Birmingham can lessen the negative effects of gentrification on its neighborhoods.
With gentrification around the city’s core, low-income workers in the hospitality and tourism industries have been pushed farther out.
But this explanation fails to take into account the overall robustness and gentrification of Seattle's economy—a much more reasonable explanation for the disparity.
And is this the deadly endgame of gentrification and tech-boom greed?
Gentrification has threatened community gardens in many American cities, and something akin to gentrification is already seen in Old Havana.
Will her upcoming turn as a zombie inspire a more targeted gentrification of the supernatural genre?
And San Francisco, which is in the midst of sweeping gentrification, may not welcome the news of even more expensive housing in a city with some of the least affordable housing in the nation.
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