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First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 June 2008

Laurie Taylor is joined by Sophie Watson, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, Tim Butler, Head of the Department of Geography at King’s College in London, Dr Tom Slater who will soon be talking a post as Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh, and Lance Freeman, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at Columbia University to discuss the driving forces and patterns of gentrification in the UK.

Does the gentrification process bring benefits to existing and new inhabitants of an area? How much does it involve the displacement of present residents?



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