(urban studies) The renewal and rebuilding that accompanies the influx of middle class or affluent people into deteriorating areas and often displaces earlier, usually poorer, residents; any example of such a process.
The act or process of regentrifying.
the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of lower-income people)
the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste
‘an area undergoing rapid gentrification’;
the process of making a person or activity more refined or polite
‘Miss Havisham's plan for his gentrification’; ‘football has undergone gentrification’;
Gentrification is the process of changing the character of a neighborhood through the influx of more affluent residents and businesses. Because it tends to change the character of said neighborhood, it is a common and controversial topic in politics and in urban planning.