Gentrification and housing improvement: the case of Nurnberg

Charlesworth, Julie and Robb, John (1988). Gentrification and housing improvement: the case of Nurnberg. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 31(2) pp. 116–122.



A revival of interest among professional people in central and inner city residence appears to have occurred in West Germany since the late 1970s. In recent years, a selective programme of central area rehabilitation has successfully wedded public and private funding in Nürnberg, with consequent displacement of low-income tenants. The further spread of upgrading and social change appears to have been halted in parts of the inner city designated as Urban Renewal Areas, where the federal and local authorities are apparently intent on stabilising and improving the much-neglected housing and environmental conditions of the poorest "guestworker" communities.

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