Gentrification can bring many things to a city, such as renovation and shifts in an urban community lifestyle and an increasing share of wealthier residents and/or businesses and increasing property values. The bad things it brings would be leaving longtime home owners out of a home because taxes on their property have sky rocketed and can no longer afford to pay. Not only this but in the process of gentrifying a community it kicks out the poorer residents and sends them to other neighborhoods which are just as poor and now overpopulated. If having to choose a side on this topic, I would have to say I am for gentrification. Despite its negative affects, I believe renovation is a huge part of life and that is how cities show economical strength and wealth, which then brings in jobs for many people all
I felt that some of it was reductive and attempted to draw clear distinctions between the worldviews of the rich and the poor. I will focus instead on his discussion of gangs, which elucidates both the repercussions of state policies on the lives of the urban poor as well as the possible policy implications of an ethnographic study. Instead of viewing gangs as disrupting the functioning of poor neighbourhoods (as is assumed by criminologists), Sanchez-Jankowski stresses on the fact that they are recognized as legitimate in the neighbourhood and contribute to its social structure; thus rendering the fact that they are considered illegitimate in the eyes of the larger society irrelevant. His questions remain: how and when do gangs negatively affect low-income neighbourhoods and when do they help maintain the social fabric of poor neighbourhoods? In social disorganisation theory, there is an attempt to locate the gang as ‘external’ or the ‘other’ which is undesirable and must be eliminated.
It is this displacement that causes segregation in cities like Cleveland, Ohio and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. However, if the meaning of gentrification is changed, and people work towards making sure the upper-income families and the underprivileged are able to live together in the same community, segregation would subside. As suggested
Social networks and traditions can be two edged sword and at times can be a source of vulnerability through the obligations that they impose (Farrington et al., 2002). For example, individualism as a product of urbanization narrows the network support to relatives. By this, individuals are able to divert the funds they would have used on family members to investments for themselves. Urbanization doesn’t only destroy the family support system; it also creates new social support systems for people to fall on. Individuals can depend on support
The “deindustrialisation and metropolisation of Paris are to a large extent responsible for this, leading to a decline in the number of manual jobs and an increase in the numbers of executives and service-sector professionals within the city’s populace” . The irony is that while state intervention attempts to regenerate these areas, they may also create unintended consequences; by improving transport, access to free cultural activities and social cohesion, they are automatically made more desirable places to live. Consequently, rent prices begin to rise and displacement of the very people who were trying to be ‘helped’ occurs. Harding and Blokland (146) refer to Clay’s work (1979) which distinguishes between four phases of gentrification; artists, bohemians, and individuals willing to take risks come in search of cheap housing and are further followed by developers and investors. However, when the media picks up that an area is transforming and becoming ‘hip’, more established middle classes take an interest in the place and subsequently, prices rise.
REVERSE MIGRATION: URBAN TO RURAL One of the biggest problem in the world today is coping with the rising urbanization brought about by the economic liberalization. Although it has brought economic reforms and development but it has played a devil in the dark creating some dire and dirty consequences as well. The rising urbanization has seen exodus of people from rural to urban areas in search of better jobs, wages, higher standard of living and other facilities like scope for good education, health, transport and housing facilities. Now it has got its own pros and cons.
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Just like in Putnam’s “Bowling alone” thesis, she argues that people are more polarized than ever. The reason behind this can be summarized by the economist’s article, “The Big Sort”. If people don’t like where they live, they move to a more ideal location. With political preferences and parties, people move to where they best fit in. Whether in a certain city or even neighborhood, people are moving where they see themselves best fit in.
Urbanisation and multicultural neighborhoods are two concepts recently discussed and associated given the tendency of government to redevelop such neighborhoods. As highly diverse areas, multicultural neighborhoods have to accommodate different cultures, sometimes randomly put together and aggregated almost exclusively by the lower financial income and the need for cheaper accommodation. A multicultural neighborhood is defined as an area or more areas in an urban space or city, where the majority of residents are from countries different from the one they reside in. Multicultural neighborhoods are partly the results of international migration and at the same time of internal migration and refugees’ flows.
However, once again there is a strong mismatch between the individual economic effects of sprawl, and those on society. The summarizing of this conflict is that, current low density sprawl development patterns are preferred because they are relatively cheaper for the developer and individual purchaser. Water and sewer infrastructure costs are one particular aspect of urban sprawl which can prove to be too expensive for local governments. Oberio explained that development markets can be divided into land markets and floor space market. In the first case, the landowner sells their land to the developers and in the latter case, the developer rents floor space to the consumers.
There are multiple divergent viewpoints on this matter. These viewpoints mainly consist of reasons why gentrification is a positive thing for making improvements and changes to certain areas. They mainly serve to acknowledge that what is happening right now may be seen in a negative light. A minority of the lower-class population stand firmly behind the belief that change is inevitable; that changes must occur in order to “beautify” the seedier parts of San Francisco, in order to make it a safer place to live. It is also believed that the benefits of gentrification far outweigh anything bad that is happening because of it.
There are advantages of gentrified neighborhoods are not in favor for the poor, needless families but for the private developers, even worse it is sponsored by large institutions and government
Being that I am from Washington, D.C., a city that has had its fair share of gentrification, as well as always having an interest in cities and real estate, there would be a time where I would have to take a position on the topic. As a business finance major in college and coming from a family who has worked in the finance and real estate world, gentrification has been a recurring topic on my mind. While gentrification is a controversial and subjective topic with benefits and detriments, both of which I have listed above, I believe that gentrification does more bad than good. I am against gentrification for many reasons, one of which is the displacement of a whole community, the majority if which is people who look like me.
Further, it foreshadowed the clear ramifications of this market trend if it continues this course. This writing emphasizes classical gentrification, – increased rent inevitably driving out impoverish tenants, and making way for wealthier tenants – but also acknowledges how gentrification alters daily routine, as residents are unable to retain their income for other necessities besides paying their rent. Classical gentrification is the chief cause of the displacement; rather than revitalizing existing homes, landlords are encouraged to take new investments into their buildings to attract new buyers. As aforementioned, this thus creates competition between the residents with the resources to afford to live in the newly constructed buildings within their neighborhood, versus the residents without the resources, resulting in increased rent for everyone.
There is stringent law enforcement in some neighborhoods especially in combating drug usage. Many foreign investors are seeking meaningful real estate income by buying property in the area due to the increase in interest rates (Freeman & Braconi 44). The technology revolution is gradually kicking out older and poorer workers out of the labor force. In addition, social stagnation evidenced across societies has capped the jar thus limiting living options for many people in the Bronx. The renewed interest in city life across the United States has put a great premium on urban neighborhoods.