Gentrification in Lisbon
During my walk in Lisbon's Alfama district today, I saw a sobering sign that said "No to Gentrification" in Portuguese. Gentrification is a process of "renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents... a common and controversial topic in politics and in urban planning." Let's dissect why I stopped to look at the sign longer than I stopped to look at the monument nearby, shall we?
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