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- (urban studies) 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.
1973 April 8, Bugler, Jeremy, “Tomorrow's London”, in The Observer, London, retrieved 2016-09-12, page 13:
- Labour's manifesto contains the wild promise of 'war on the private landlord,' but this may conceal a real determination to use the powers of compulsory purchase to prevent the existing residents of places like North Kensington being driven out by the twin forces of 'gentrification' and development.
process of renewal and influx of higher class people
gentrification f (plural gentrifications)