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Building on roughly ten months of ethnographic and archival research, this article examines successful resistance to a planned redevelopment project along Avenida Chapultepec, one of Mexico City's historic boulevards. Local residents and their allies objected not only to the specifics of the project but also to its...
‘Problem Spaces’ and Struggles Over the Right to the City: Challenges of Living Differentially in a Gentrifying Istanbul Neighborhood
Focusing on everyday life and the dynamics of contestations between very different groups thrown together in dangerous proximity in a neighborhood of Istanbul called Tophane, this article contributes to debates on urban transformation, political aspects of gentrification and the right to the city, with a focus on how...
The Spatial‐Political Outcome of Urban Development Conflicts: Emancipatory Dynamics of Protests against Gentrification in Peñalolén, Santiago de Chile
This study addresses the spatial‐political impact and lasting emancipatory potential of urban development conflicts. It is based on a case from Santiago de Chile, where activists from different social backgrounds struggle against processes of gentrification and structural densification within the context of current...
Detail from a map depicting the neighborhoods and significant sites surrounding the proposed Corredor Cultural Chapultepec (cartography © Ben Gerlofs)
A cry’ for the right to the neighbourhood: graffiti in the main street of Istanbul’s gentrifying district of Tophane (photo © Nazli Eda Noyan, October 2018)
Posters of social movement events on the wall of the Center of the Movimiento de Pobladores en Lucha in Peñalolén (photo © Corinna Hölzl, April 2011)