American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To subject to gentrification: gentrify a row of Victorian houses.
- v. transitive to renovate something, especially housing, to make it more appealing to the middle classes
- v. renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations
- gentr(y) + -fy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In our city most of the anti-war/peace movements are white b/c most of the activists in our city who are Black or Latino are already spending most of their available time on issues pertaining to communitywhich is hard when the city is trying to destroy, otherwise known as gentrify, your community.”
“As inner-city neighborhoods gentrify, blight and intransigent poverty are moving out to the suburbs.”
“John O'Leary was 25 years younger, a white sound engineer who'd bought his six-bedroom townhouse just as the neighborhood was beginning to gentrify.”
“If we can tear down a block of historical buildings in Hong Kong and replace them with the 'skysore' like the Lippo Centre in less than a year why does it take eons to gentrify a bit of the turnpike?”
“The FSF has argued with that ever since, that the response to a disaster caused by a negligent approach to fans' safety became an opportunity for "crowd control": to police potential hooliganism more keenly and gentrify the grounds.”
“Many are priced out as Manhattan continues to gentrify, says Bronx Councilman James Vacca.”
“The campaign group Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market fear the council is looking to gentrify the facilities and change its character – a charge denied by Leeds markets champion councillor Gerry Harper, who says things cannot stay the same forever.”
“Unless we find a way to lock in affordability, land use around stations will intensely gentrify neighborhoods, and poor people will be continually pushed farther and farther out to the suburbs and less well served urban areas.”
“A little bit of the unmet demand does push less desirable rowhouse neighborhoods to gentrify, but much of the demand ends up pushing people to suburban, car-dependent areas where they don't want to be.”
“We deserve fair access to housing because we deserve to have housing, not because we will gentrify a neighborhood.”
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