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

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  • 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
  • London, England
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Cape Town, South Africa

No stranger to gentrification, a number of cities throughout South Africa have undergone or are on the cusp of full-blown gentrification. Longtime established residents continue to face rising municipal taxes directly affected by rising property values and subsequent property re-evaluation. Many families affected by the World Cup development were evicted and moved to the notorious temporary relocation area, Blikkiesdorp.

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