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The Gentrification of London

Uploaded 01/08/2011

Islington, Docklands, Clapham and East London have all experienced huge changes in recent years through social and aesthetic 'makeovers' as areas have been regenerated and wealthier residents have moved in. Gentrification has its supporters as well as its opponents. It can bring wealth, social and environmental improvements, but it can also displace or exclude communities and bring small businesses to ruin. This discussion looks at the impact of gentrification on the demographics and shape of London, as well as the winners and losers. The speakers included Professor Chris Hamnett (King's College, London), Tom Hunter (photographer) and David Partridge (Joint Chief Executive, Argent). Event curated and chaired by Robert Elms (award-winning writer and broadcaster).

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