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Global gentrificationsUneven development and displacement$
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Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001

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Value extraction from land and real estate in Karachi

Value extraction from land and real estate in Karachi

Chapter:
(p.181) Ten Value extraction from land and real estate in Karachi
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Global gentrifications
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Arif Hasan

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0010

This chapter demonstrates how processes of gentrification in Karachi, Pakistan, are linked to networks with differing spatial reaches. Not only are those behind an emerging historic preservation movement in Karachi trained in the West, the money and design ideas behind the proposed large scale developments on Karachi’s coast are from Dubai based companies. Most importantly, redevelopment plans have been shelved due to civil society resistance to gentrification, demonstrating that anti-gentrification resistance can be successful in the Global South.

Keywords:   anti-gentrification resistance, Karachi, Pakistan, civil society, value extraction

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