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The restoration and upgrading of deteriorated urban property by middle-class or affluent people, often resulting in displacement of lower-income people.
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(Sociology) Brit a process by which middle-class people take up residence in a traditionally working-class area of a city, changing the character of the area
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(ˌdʒɛn trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

the upgrading of run-down urban neighborhoods by affluent people who buy and renovate the properties, thereby displacing the resident poor.
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Noun1.gentrification - the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)
restoration - the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
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[ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Naburguesamiento m
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nAufwertung f (durch Renovierungsarbeiten, Zuzug von sozial Bessergestellten etc)
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My grandmother's younger sisters, their time spanned Jersey City's deterioration and ended before its regentrification.
Additionally, the submarket's regentrification efforts and the country's leading migration levels were also key factors in the investor's decision to select this Southwest Florida net leased property," added Shiebler.
"Millennials love the vibrancy and regentrification of these cities and that is why we like going into them," says Patrick Burns, president and CEO.

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