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Gentrification AssignmentIntroduction:What is gentrification and how does it affect communities? Gentrification is a term used to describe theeconomic and cultural transition that often occurs when wealthier residents start to move into predominantlylower-income, urban neighborhoods. The shift typically pumps economic investment into the neighborhood,increasing its desirability and prompting rapid increases in rents and property values. While this boost inresources can result in improved safety and services, among a host of other positive changes, it also invariablyalters the character and culture of an established community. In many instances, long-term residents in theneighborhood are priced out and forced to move to more affordable communities farther afield. Gentrification isalso commonly the cause of racial tensions in many neighborhoods, as the arrival of wealthier, mostly whitenewcomers can indirectly result in the eventual displacement of lower-income communities of color who havelived there for generations.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Douglas McDonald
Tags
Sociology, Affordable housing, Neighbourhood, gentrification

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