Are gentrified areas within an urban area a good thing - or are they social barriers to the proletariat?
but that's exactly why a process of gentrification can be pretty dangerous, at least if its a forced and quick operation and not a natural and lenghty one, though this last one do not resolve the conditions and life quality of the lower-class people per se if the administration don't act accordingly to their necessities..Kuesel said:^I agree. But I live in a a very mixed city in all neighbourhoods - less impressive but better live quality
[/QUOTE]r2 said:Judging by your avatar and this comment (pulled out of context), you must be a man of many contradictions!
aren't all human identities composed of barely coexisting contradictions. nor do i see where my choice of avatar has anything to do whatsoever on my views on gentrification
Damn it, some neighbourhoods are so scummy that gentrification is definately a beautiful thing. However, many artist's colonies and magnets for immigrants fall victim to gentrification. The character of the neighbourhood changes and it turns into a Disneyfied parody of itself.
isnt that what i said in my previous post?
As was stated before, sweeping generalizations do this topic little justice.
um ... what sweeping generalization? if you're referring to the fact that i refuse to be polarized in a situation where a broad-based understanding is necessary, then yes ... i was being general ... the human environment is too complex an entity to be adequately addressed by polarized opinions or thought processes.