Those who want to study the city with a critical approach, can never leave aside the struggle in defence of the concept of gentrification, constantly under attack by capitalism and its thugs. The thesis that the substitution of the former inhabitants of the neighborhoods by wealthier sectors is not so bad, or not so common, it’s found where you least expect it; we can never let down our guard, and we have to keep emphasizing the viable alternatives. We want to contribute to these reflections with three interesting links:
- Tom Slater, “The Resilience of Neoliberal Urbanism“, OpenDemocracy, 28/1/2014
- Loretta Lees, “Gentrification and what can be done to stop it“, TEDxBrixton, octubre 2014
[also an article]
- José Mansilla, “How to put an end once and for all to gentrification” (in spanish), Diagonal, 15/1/2015.
- For those who have more time, again Tom Slater (2009) “Missing Marcuse: On Gentrification and Displacement“, City, 13,2:292-311.
- …or Neil Smith, “Beyond Moses and Jacobs“, Planetizen, 13/8/2007
- Just published today, also about NYC: “This gentrification is an epidemic, we have to find the remedy“, Diagonal Global, 11/2/2015.