Global Gentrification: A Before-and-After Glance at Eight Transformed Cities

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  • London, England
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Gentrification Around the World
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Paris, France
  • Paris, France
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • London, England

Atlanta, Georgia

Many have pointed to the 1996 Summer Olympics that took place in the city as a basis for the area’s recent gentrification. To make room for development and well-off white families, low-income housing projects have been demolished, wiping out historically Black neighborhoods.

(Photo: Becky Krystal/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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