gentrification


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gen·tri·fi·ca·tion

 (jĕn′trə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
The restoration and upgrading of deteriorated urban property by middle-class or affluent people, often resulting in displacement of lower-income people.

gentrification

(ˌdʒɛntrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
(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

gen•tri•fi•ca•tion

(ˌdʒɛn trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
the upgrading of run-down urban neighborhoods by affluent people who buy and renovate the properties, thereby displacing the resident poor.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

gentrification

[ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Naburguesamiento m

gentrification

nAufwertung f (durch Renovierungsarbeiten, Zuzug von sozial Bessergestellten etc)
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As New York City's population continues to grow, and efforts continue to create housing to accommodate such growth, the word "gentrification" is raised more frequently.
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According to Jeremy Nemeth, associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Colorado Denver, the neighbourhood in question has become the 'epicentre of gentrification' in Denver, characterised by an influx of white, middle class people and the displacement of the African-American community who have traditionally lived there.
A major new investigation by Reach Data Unit has revealed which neighbourhoods in our city have seen the greatest levels of gentrification in the last 15 years.
Gentrification has emerged as a major threat to Black communities that have been centers for Black business/economic development, cultural and civic life for generations.
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"Identify the signs of gentrification before it happens."
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But Bushwick appears next in line for gentrification, and Zuri's not sure she likes the changes.