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

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  • 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
  • Gentrification Around the World
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Brooklyn, New York

Vancouver, Canada

A volatile site for the gentrification debate, Vancouver has become home to a slew of upscale new businesses and condo projects, despite some neighborhoods still being plagued by poverty, drugs and crime. Local activists condemning the inevitable rise in rent and its impact on poorer residents have held antagonistic protests since February. However, the city also has its fair share of gentrification advocates.

(Photo: DAVID HECKER/AFP/Getty Images)

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