The Negative Effects Of Gentrification In Urban Communities

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Today, in Society, especially in the urban communities is vulnerable to the growing impact of gentrification. With the process of gentrification, which emerges under the impact of multiple factors, including economic and social ones and also global, which stimulate consistent changes in urban communities. However, the effects of gentrification can lead to either positive or negative effect throughout the community, I believe the effects of gentrification are more negative than positives. These negatives effects can be a plethora of things, which one of them is the risk of widening gaps between different social classes, namely rich and the poor. Many Homeowners or people who lives in the area loses their house because it becomes too expensive, or store owners no longer can pay rent and they have to sell their stores. Definition of gentrification There’s been a misconception that gentrification is a new trend, and only just started recently, but specialists(De Courcy Hinds, 1987) refer the origin of gentrification to post- World War II during the mid 20th Century. When considerable changes in communities happen with all the money that the war had brought in, because of that a lot of poor and urban communities including Brooklyn has changed. Now in today's generation specialists (Curran, 2007) has to define gentrification as the process of shift of the middle-class population in low income and working class communities. As a rule of thumb, the native population of
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