Edited by Loretta Lees and Martin Phillips
Chapter 15: New-build gentrification
This chapter shows that the process of ‘new-build gentrification’ has proliferated over the globe during the past two decades. It shows that new-build gentrification takes radically different forms across place and time and produces a variety of neighbourhood class-based transformations. The process is traced through its defining features but it is argued that there are many aspects of this still-emerging process that we know too little about: a detailed account of the forms and evolution of new-build gentrification within and across contexts is yet to be written; existing work on comparative perspectives has failed to develop persuasive typologies of new-build gentrification; and we know too little about the varied forms and combinations of displacement associated with new-build gentrification. There is also a growing need to examine how new-build gentrification became a part of the broader urbanization process under neoliberal capitalism.
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