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

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  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Paris, France
  • Paris, France
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • London, England
  • 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

Paris, France

More and more of France’s mobile elite have become captivated by central Paris, resulting in a homogenized transformation of the once socially diverse area that served as the post-industrial European capital. Deemed “embourgeoisement,” gentrification occurred in this famous city for the same reason it has elsewhere: skyrocketing housing prices.

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