Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Gentrification through the ages – A long-term perspective on urban displacement, social transformation and resistance

Gentrification is one of the most striking urban developments of our time, radically impacting residential, consumption and investment patterns, and urban culture more broadly. Commonly explained as the transformation of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 · Leave a comment

Globalizing the Sociology of Gentrification

This article engages the debate around the utility of the gentrification concept outside of postindustrial Northern cities. It argues that, in contrast to geographers and other interdisciplinary urbanists, many US-based … Continue reading

Sunday, 23 January 2022 · Leave a comment

State-led gentrification in Shenzhen: The intertwined histories of Baishizhou Urban Village and the OCT Loft — Urban Asia

“Shenzhen’s growth over the last 40 years has been unprecedented. Only few other places have seen the built environment and societal structures changing as rapidly and extremely as in Shenzhen. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Shifting neighborhoods: Gentrification and cultural displacement in American cities

Since 2000, gentrification and cultural displacement have grown in American cities, while many low-income neighborhoods and towns remain starved of investment. Gentrification is a process where areas with traditionally lower … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 April 2019 · Leave a comment

City-regions reconsidered

Allen J. Scott – I seek to provide an overview of the historical and geographical emergence of city-regions and to reflect on some of the debates that have arisen in … Continue reading

Monday, 25 February 2019 · Leave a comment