The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City
Why have so many central and inner cities in Europe, North America and Australia been so radically revamped in the last three decades, converting urban decay into new chic? Will the process continue in the twenty-first century or has it ended? What does this mean for the people who live there? Can they do anything about it?
This book challenges conventional wisdom, which holds gentrification to be the simple outcome of new middle-class tastes and a demand for urban living. It reveals gentrification as part of a much larger shift in the political economy and culture of the late twentieth century. Documenting in gritty detail the conflicts that gentrification brings to the new urban 'frontiers', the author explores the interconnections of urban policy, patterns of investment, eviction, and homelessness.
The failure of liberal urban policy and the end of the 1980s financial boom have made the end-of-the-century city a darker and more dangerous place. Public policy and the private market are conspiring against minorities, working people, the poor, and the homeless as never before. In the emerging revanchist city, gentrification has become part of this policy of revenge.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
CLASS STRUGGLE ON AVENUE
IS GENTRIFICATION A DIRTY WORD?
in New York City
MARKET STATE AND IDEOLOGY
MAPPING THE GENTRIFICATION FRONTIER
and D New York
at the Community Board 3 meeting New York June 22 1993
Other editions - View all
activity Amsterdam arrears become began beginning building built capital central Central Harlem century city's construction consumption continued cultural decades decline differentiation disinvestment displacement district early economic effect emerged especially expansion experience explain Figure forces frontier further gentrification geographical ground rent Harlem historical homeless households housing housing market important income increase initiated inner institutions investment involved land landlords larger late less levels Lower East Side major Manhattan means middle class mortgage neighborhood Park pattern percent period Philadelphia political population production professional profit rates real estate redevelopment rehabilitation reinvestment remain rent represents residential residents restructuring result scale significant social Society Hill space spatial Square Street structure suburbanization suburbs suggests tracts turn units urban West women York