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
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Gentrification is the genesis of people trying to make money.
Home prices in Bywater, once a working-class neighborhood, have skyrocketed over the past five years, often pointed to as an example of gentrification in New Orleans post-Katrina in the sliver-by-the-river neighborhoods.
NO SMALL IRONY that a man who enjoys White Center for its lack of pretense and its plethora of divine taco trucks is the same guy who spearheaded its gentrification.
Bleecker Street, Mr. Moss said, is a prime example of high-rent blight, a symptom of late-stage gentrification.
D.C. officials are pushing to take advantage of the city’s gentrification and to diversify their enrollment.
Race, danger in the street, and gentrification, with a twist.
Gooski's John Allison enjoys the non-gentrification.
The unfortunate reality is tech companies have, in many ways, been the main purveyors of gentrification in many of these neighborhoods.
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