New-build 'gentrification' and London's riverside renaissance
In a recent conference paper Lambert and Boddy (2002) questioned whether new-build residential developments in UK city centres were examples of gentrification. They concluded that this stretched the term too far and coined 'residentialisation' as an alternative term. In contrast, we argue in this paper that new-build residential developments in city centres are examples of gentrification. We argue that new-build gentrification is part and parcel of the maturation and mutation of the gentrification process during the post-recession era. We outline the conceptual cases for and against new-build 'gentrification, then, using the case of London's riverside renaissance, we find in favour of the case for.
Environment and Planning A
housing development, gentrification, planned communities, urban renewal, neighborhood change, United Kingdom
Davidson, Mark and Lees, Loretta, "New-build 'gentrification' and London's riverside renaissance" (2005). Geography. 131.