Comment on “Gentrification and Indifferent Neighbourhood in Nanjing” by Xinmin Yan

It is impressive for me to read Xinmin’s blog on gentrification, since I have paid much attention to this phenomenon that usually takes place during urban regeneration. In Xinmin’s blog, she took an example of Nanjing’s downtown development to analyse the relationship between gentrification and gated neighbourhood. It is beyond my knowledge that Xinmin attached…
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Gentrification and indifferent neighbourhood in Nanjing

In the 1960s, British sociologist Ruth Glass took notice of the phenomenon of anti-suburbanization taking place in London. This showed the middle class replaced the working class and returned to the urban centre, which he called “gentrification” (Glass, 1964). After the climax of suburbanization in western countries during the 1970s – 1980s, a great many…
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