Links tagged with “gentrification”
‘The council tenants weren’t going to be allowed back’: how Britain’s ‘ugliest building’ was gentrified | Architecture | The Guardian
Two weeks on, still a bit glum about this article about the redevelopment of Balfron a tower by Oliver Wainright.
Creative Alibis | Daniel Brook
Being critical of Richard Florida’s Creative Class stuff. Impossible to tell when this was published. (via Buckslip)
Gentrification’s Price : S.F. Moves: Yuppies In, the Poor Out - latimes
On San Francisco’s gentrification. Article from 1985.
Pubwatch: The Gladstone Arms | Deserter
Nice, sad, angry piece about London’s continued development, at any price. (via The Londonist)
Relentless images of and comment on the hoardings surrounding new developments, mostly in London.
The Real Harlem by Darryl Pinckney | The New York Review of Books
On the changing faces of Harlem over the decades. Gentrification etc, how it’s never a clear, simple phenomenon.
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York: On Spike Lee & Hyper-Gentrification, the Monster That Ate New York
A look at the gentrification of New York. Lots of good stuff, and interesting. But it feels a little too biased towards the author’s personal experiences of the recent wave. It may well be true that this is more important and destructive than previous waves but this needs more objective data.
Jones the planner: Hackney Hipsters
Ignoring the hipster stuff, a good look at some of the developing and developed parts of Hackney. “There is a fundamental mismatch between what ‘regeneration’ does and the sort of organic development that resulted in the Shoreditch of today. … Most developers do exactly the opposite of what makes Shoreditch successful.” (via @amcewen)
Last Call, Bohemia: Entertainment & Culture: vanityfair.com
Christopher Hitchens on gentrification, New York’s West Village, London’s Soho, etc. (via Kottke, yes I’m catching up on a lot of Kottke)