gentrification
noun Date: 1964 the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces earlier usually poorer residents

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  • Gentrification — and urban gentrification refer to the changes that result when wealthier people ( gentry ) acquire or rent property in low income and working class communities.[1] Urban gentrification is associated with movement. Consequent to gentrification,… …   Wikipedia

  • gentrification — by 1977, from GENTRIFY (Cf. gentrify) on model of qualification, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gentrification — Le quartier de Harlem à New York, traditionnellement un « ghetto noir mal famé », aujourd hui en reconquête par les classes aisées qui le rénovent et se l approprient. La gentrification (de gentry, « petite noblesse » en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gentrification — Die Gentrifizierung (von engl. Gentry /dʒɛntri/: niederer Adel), teils auch Gentrifikation (von engl. Gentrification), umgangssprachlich auch Yuppisierung,[1] ist ein in der Stadtgeographie angewandter Begriff, der einen sozialen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gentrification — gentrify gen‧tri‧fy [ˈdʒentrfaɪ] verb gentrified PTandPP [transitive] be gentrified PROPERTY if an area of a city where poor people live is gentrified, people with more money go to live there, and the buildings are improved and become more… …   Financial and business terms

  • gentrification — gentrify ► VERB (gentrifies, gentrified) ▪ renovate and improve (a house or district) so that it conforms to middle class taste. DERIVATIVES gentrification noun gentrifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • gentrification — /jen treuh fi kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper or middle income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low income families and… …   Universalium

  • gentrification — noun /ʤentrɪfɪ keɪʃn/ the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces earlier usually poorer residents …   Wiktionary

  • gentrification —   the renovation of the housing fabric in an old, usually inner city area, when more affluent groups displace lower income groups en masse over a relatively short period of time. May be triggered by a clear event such as the improvement or… …   Geography glossary

  • gentrification — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. renovation, urban renewal, upscaling; see renewal , restoration 1 …   English dictionary for students

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