Gentrification and Displacement Process

A Case Study of Erbil

by Dedar Salam Khoshnaw



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/2/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781504999083
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781504999090

About the Book

“An obvious question which should be addressed at the outset is why gentrification and displacement is concentrated in these particular neighbourhoods in Erbil (Citadel, Mustawfi, Bakhtiyari, and Kurani Ainkawa)”. “The removal of Saddam Hussein in 2003 removed all obstacles to economic growth, development, social change, and construction for the Iraqi Kurds Yildiz (2007) and Mati (2010)”. “Gentrification has been widely defined around a number of concepts about class alteration and introduction into a given area; these have led to definitions such as “the movement of middle-class and upper-class residents into working-class areas of the inner city” Munt (1987:1175)”, “Negotiating with, and participation of the residents before the application of the process could be the first successful step to think about gentrification differently. Exaggerated efforts to protect some original characteristics of the settlement are compulsory, such as ethnic differentiation, affordable rent values, and small-scale business. Co-operation of the local people in the development application of their areas could be more helpful for the authorities to become familiar with the residents’ problems and involve them with the process instead of displacing them directly or indirectly”.

About the Author

Dedar Salam Khoshnaw is an assistant lecturer in the Architectural Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Koya University in Kurdistan Region. She has achieved her MSc. degree in Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.