Professor Jon May presented an informative lecture on gentrification. The lecture covered:
- What gentrification is and why it is important
- Different kinds of gentrification
- Different explanations of gentrification
- Critical perspectives on gentrification
Resources - Gentrification Powerpoint
Evaluate the causes and impact of gentrification on your local urban place using production based approach and the consumption based approach to understanding gentrification.
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Textbook on gentrification – truly comprehensive:
Lees, L., Slater, T. and Wyly, E. (2007) Gentrification New York, Routledge.
For an excellent review paper, summarising the key issues and debates in gentrification research (including much of what was covered here) see:
Kate Shaw (2008) Gentrification: What It Is, Why It Is, and What Can Be Done about It Geography Compass 2 (5): 1697–1728