The Pros And Cons Of Gentrification

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What is Gentrification ? “The café was sparkling. The gaslight itself sent forth all the ardor of a debut and lit with all its force walls blinding in their whiteness, dazzling sheets of mirrors, the gold of the rods and cornices” “Right in front of us, on the sidewalk, a worthy man in his forties was standing, with a tired face, a greying beard, and holding with one hand a little boy and carrying on the other arm a little being too weak to walk” “ the six eyes contemplated fixedly the new café with an equal admiration, but shaded differently according to their age.” “The eyes of the little boy: “How beautiful it is! How beautiful it is! But it’s a house only people who aren’t like us can enter.”” “Not only was I moved by this family of eyes, but I also felt a little ashamed of our glasses and our carafes, which were larger than…show more content…
People who support gentrification see it as renovation of the past and modern renewal from the dirty, old, and threatening spaces to clean, modern and safer environment. Neil Smith in his book referred to people being against as “hunter-gatherer rejection of progress.” (Neil Smith,34) . While the oppositionists which are always the people affected by this process see that “gentrification is indeed a dirty world and it should stay a dirty word.” (Neil Smith,34) they of course feel so because their homes and cities are taken or more generally their rights are taken from them and they are being eliminated from the society . “once this process of “gentrification” starts in a district it goes on rapidly until all or most of the original working-class occupiers are displaced and the whole social character of the district is changed.”(Glass 1964:xviii) (Neil Smith,33) Therefore Gentrification is an on-going process once it started in a particular area it changes everything that doesn’t fall within their visions and stops only when everything are for their
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