Super Gentrification: Changing Landscapes

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Describe how Gentrification has Changed the Landscape of London in Recent Decades, and then Explain how ‘Super-Gentrification’ is Changing it Today Giang Thanh Công Geography Jill Fenton, Oliver Zanetti Queen Mary London 18.02.2018 Gentrification refers to the process of renovating deteriorated neighborhoods in urban centers while super gentrification means transforming upper middle class neighborhoods that had already been gentrified into enclaves that are exclusive and more expensive Atkinson (2016). In the landscape of London, gentrification and super gentrification are happening because of intense investments and consumptions that are conspicuous by super rich financiers who want to invest in London. Atkinson (2016) argues…show more content…
These tourists have had the opportunity to explore many places of London discovering many business opportunities and thus some have ended up investing in the landscapes of London increasing employment opportunities to the residents. Butler (2001) adds that since the communities now had a lot of money flowing to them it led to flourished local streets. Thus, from the recent decade’s poverty rate reduced due to gentrification that happened on the landscapes of…show more content…
However, Lees (2010) states that super gentrification can bring about resentment between communities and this can lead to conflict between the middle class communities who were the original inhabitants and the super-rich gentrifiers who come to push them out of their areas. Based on all of the above mentioned positive and negative effects of gentrification and super gentrification in London it is very clear this is a very controversial process. Gentrification highly impacts the urban areas where it stimulates the growth rate of the economy in these areas while on the hand adversely affecting the low income earners in this region who sometimes may be rendered homeless. This also can lead to a wider gap between the poor and rich which can highly affect the social stability of
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