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Regeneration v gentrification? Transforming an area and keeping the social capital: gentrification of Peckham and other black areas

Regeneration v gentrification? Transforming an area and keeping the social capital: gentrification of Peckham and other black areas

Brown, Charmaine ORCID: 0000-0002-6471-9706 (2019) Regeneration v gentrification? Transforming an area and keeping the social capital: gentrification of Peckham and other black areas. Community Bridges, 2. pp. 13-14.

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Abstract

There are some dictionary definitions of regeneration and gentrification. A common interpretation amongst local communities include 'displacement', pushed out of the area through 'social engineering', and/or on grounds of class, race and ethnicity. Research suggests that regeneration of the Peckham Landscape makes it more appealing to new residents. Less police sirens, beautiful shop fronts and street furniture. To the original communities, the loss of social capital means the loss of opportunity and support for local people. Residents who have strong social connections in their community are more inclined to help their neighbours, whether this be business arrangements, a shoulder to cry on, lending money or looking after the kids. This is vital to the health and wellbeing of the community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: regeneration; gentrification; social capital
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33967

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