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Gentrification is the class-based transformation of urban space whereby the middle classes come to live in previously working-class neighbourhoods. We will examine the various explanations for gentrification as well as consider its impacts.

Gentrification

Gentrification is the class-based transformation of urban space whereby the middle classes come to live in previously working-class neighbourhoods. We will examine the various explanations for gentrification as well as consider its impacts.

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