gentrification gentrification  /ˌdʒɛn trɪ fɪ ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)


  1. A new study says gentrification isn't a bad word, and that on average, a changing neighborhood can be a boon for its residents.
  2. It also casts a new light on urban gentrification by baby boomers and yuppies.
  3. Several anti-gentrification groups launched poster campaigns that got the attention of the local and national media.


  1. 'Douchebags Like You Are Ruining San Francisco,' Gen-X Techie Says To Millennial Techies

    There's been enough tech vs. art or rich vs. poor handwringing going around lately that we suppose this was inevitable: A self-proclaimed "part of the gentrification" from the early 90s Mission district and entrepreneur/recovering barista has leveled a stern accusation at the current influx of tech-y folk to the Mission: "Douchebags like you are ruining San Francisco." It's tech-on-tech hate. Or ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SFist

  2. Linkage: Bowery Buildings Sell; Unearthing Old Union Square Station

    · Gentrification watch: 11 Bowery buildings sell for $62 million · Unearthing hints of the old Union Square station · Business group wants new ferry to Coney · NYC rainfall could increase 10 percent by 2020 · Is now...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  3. The "L" word

    Friend of mine sent me a great piece from the (I hope this isn't verboten) SFGate about the gentrification of South Boston , the section of Boston once ruled by the iron fist of Jim "Whitey" Bulger.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian

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  1. "I'm not going to make an album about gentrification," said Reed. "The real thing that's happened in this city is the recovery from 9/11. It's astonishing to be downtown and that hole's still there."
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Lou Reed Source: Washington Post

  2. "The intent of my bill is to slow down gentrification and areas like Bushwick, Fort Greene and Red Hook are giving subsidies to market rate development and accelerating gentrification at the expense of minority and working class communities,"...
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: Vito Lopez Source: Flatbush Life

  3. "San Francisco is a city where rising property values are attributed to gentrification and displacement," said Randy Shaw, a local housing activist.
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Randy Shaw Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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