Sunday, July 13, 2014

WHAT IS GENTRIFICATION?


Gentrification is a very common trend in many metropolises the world over and seems largely inevitable. Is this trend and process of change beneficial or not? How does it impact the area and local residents? Is it a process that requires intervention or is it best to let things take their course? To answer these and other questions and then write your essay you will need to do some research.Your essay will end up being a combination: definition, process, advantages and disadvantages or cause and effect but this is FINE. The rule is to have a rational piece of writing. When you are done, write an essay in which you do the following
·         Explain clearly what the term means and how it all started
·         Discuss the positive impact
·         Discuss the negative impact
·         Suggest solutions
       Familiarize yourself with the topic:
·         “Gentrification” http://prezi.com/okhdflrg3pmf/gentrification/
Reading material plus video: History
Reading material plus video: the process
Reading material to annotate: what it is and what it involves
·         “What is gentrification?” http://www.pbs.org/pov/lagwars/special_gentrification.php
·         What is gentrification?” http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-gentrification.htm
·         What is gentrification? http://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/gentry.htm
Reading material to annotate: advantages and disadvantages:
·         “4 Gentrification impacts” This site contains a complete list of advantages and disadvantages. https://sites.google.com/site/gg2wpdermotmitchell/gentrification-impacts
·         “Positive and negative effects of gentrification” http://money.howstuffworks.com/gentrification2.htm
Reading material to annotate: a specific example
·         Barnsbury case studyhttps://sites.google.com/site/gg2wpdermotmitchell/barnsbury-case-study
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