Monthly Archives: October 2014

Gentrificaition in progress

12Gentrification in progress

Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and/or businesses and increasing property values.

Gentrification poses an issue all over London and cities across the globe. It is a process that once started, develops pace and alters and displaces the social character of that area.

The government claims that gentrification will reduce inequalities and benefit the people living in poverty in the boroughs of London in which the process has begun. Is there any supporting evidence of gentrification benefitting the local populous, or is it just helping the borough? This is what we aim to find out with the use of our project.

We want to hear the voices of the local people and discover how they really feel about the changes to their areas. The government have become less interested in public matters and have been more so driven by private interests in regards to economic development[, something more prevent following economic crisis]. It is our responsibility as designers to create tools of communication and give the unheard and pushed aside a voice.

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