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Gentrification in Berlin

March 8, 2011

Cheap rents and urban glamour have attracted trend-seekers from around the world to central Berlin neighborhoods such as Kreuzberg and Neukölln. But it is the current residents who are paying the price of gentrification. They are being pushed out to high-rise developments on the edge of the city, where poverty and violence are part of daily life.

Graphic from Der Spiegel

Great article at Der Spiegel, helping justify an argument towards an architectural response to gentrification:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,748532,00.html

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