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  • v. Present participle of gentrify.


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  • In this context, "quality of life" is an array of ordinances being used against people deemed "abnormal" or "undesirable," especially in gentrifying areas.

    Paul Boden: The Quality of Whose Life? Part 2

  • He also noted the trend toward "gentrifying" community colleges through screening out immigrant students and tied in particular the changes in programs at Medgar Evers College where a special program for providing education to prisoners was cancelled by the new president of the college.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Who's Listening?

  • The political representatives of the Windsor-Essex region have romanticized the concept of "gentrifying" Windsor to attract financially-secure retirees; considering Canada's demographics, said process is inevitable.

    The Shadow

  • There’s something of a chicken-and-egg problem there (was it built because developers projected it was about to “tip” anyway?) but one might at least speculate that the incursion of a few of these bobo-friendly establishments — Starbucks, Whole Foods, Anthropologie, whatever — can start a kind of gentrifying cascade, a kind of reverse broken windows effect.

    Bobos in the Hood

  • A cluster of new businesses and ventures, many of them anchored by large condominium buildings, is drawing more shoppers and residents to a slowly gentrifying stretch of West 116th Street in Harlem.

    West 116th Street Posts Gains, but Slowly

  • Even if these kids are visible to many Whole Foods shoppers (as they surely are in Washington, DC home to a plethora of the chain's stores in the city's wealthy and gentrifying neighborhoods), there's the infrastructural challenges that will continue to perpetuate this societal problem.

    Sarah Newman: Dinner in the Desert

  • As neighborhoods change these figures often sit between the place's old and new incarnations, becoming the positive "local color" that gives a gentrifying area its coveted character.

    Gary Dauphin: Shades of Gentrification

  • In other words, they are identical to the way many white South Africans view poor black South Africans such as those that lived in Chiawelo until they were evicted out of gentrifying Soweto (and thus made filming the movie there easier – how ironic!).

    What I disliked about District 9 « Digital immigrant

  • The gentrifying area of Atlanta where I used to live lacked a decent grocery store, bank branch, or drug store.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Missing the Trees

  • That gave residents of gentrifying neighborhoods such as Bushwick a one-seat ride to Midtown.

    After MTA Cuts, Altered Routines


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