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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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The prospects of gentrification in downtown Cairo

The prospects of gentrification in downtown Cairo

artists, private investment and the neglectful state

(p.121) Seven The prospects of gentrification in downtown Cairo
Global gentrifications

Mohamed Elshahed

Policy Press

This chapter investigates gentrification in Cairo in the context of a city where the wealthy are opting for new gated developments. It argues that the recent interest in investing in downtown is akin to more conventional processes of gentrification, however the conditions in Cairo make these prospects for gentrification difficult to realise - gentrification limited.

Keywords:   gentrification limited, Cairo, Egypt, artists, the state, private investment

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