Super-gentrification in Barnsbury, London: globalisation and gentrifying global elites at the neighbourhood level

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Abstract

In this paper we argue that a process of super-gentrification, similar to that first identified by Lees (2003 Urban Studies 40 2487-509) in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, is occurring in the already gentrified, inner London neighbourhood of Barnsbury. A new group of super wealthy professionals working in the City of London is slowly imposing its mark on this inner London housing market in a way that differentiates it and them both from traditional gentrifiers and from the traditional urban upper classes. We suggest that there is a close interaction between work in the newly globalizing industries of the financial services economy, elite forms of education, particularly Oxbridge, and residence in Barnsbury which is very different from other areas of gentrified inner London
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467 - 468
Number of pages2
JournalInstitute of British Geographers. Transactions
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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