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

Occurring since the 1970s when urban flight sparked a decline of formerly upper-class neighborhoods, gentrification has consistently spread to many parts of Atlanta, spiking in the 1990s and 2000s. Affordable housing and residential lofts brought in young professionals, in addition to an eclectic, artsy vibe and fashionable shops and restaurants.

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