Gentrification

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Research Plan
I. Title: Research plan to an area in UK which has potential to become gentrified.
II. Investigators
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III. Introduction and goal of the Project
This research will be concentrating on using gentrification indicators as a framework to examine and analyse changes to predict the gentrification within community neighbourhoods, to find a solution for an investment company to find an area, which has a potential to become gentrified. The objectives of this programme is to establish and point out the factors influencing gentrification within any town in the world, in this case in United Kingdom, that may be going through gentrification process – changes that result when wealthier people acquire or rent property in low income and working class communities (Grant, 2003). The research needs to be carried out to establish what factors cause gentrification, to examine demographic shifts, how to control gentrification etc...There are two wider areas with main issues that we need to be concentrating, when researching gentrification:
Production-supply of 'gentrifiable' property; the workings of housing and land markets; spatial flows of capital and the 'rent-gap'; role of public and private finance; 'uneven development' (Slater, 2000).
Consumption- The characteristics of the 'pool of gentrifiers'; 'new middle-class' ideology; consumer demand and consumption practices; (counter) cultural politics; the roles of race, gender and sexuality; education, occupational change and household composition (Slater, 2000).
This section brought out the objectives of this paper, next I am giving a brief overview on the background and significance of gentrification.
IV. Background and Significance
In economic terms gentrification means that the value and cost of neighbourhood housing is higher. This change encourages some people to invest in homes,…...

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