Gentrification is a process of urban renewal that involves the influx of middle-class or affluent residents into a low-income, working-class neighborhood. As a result, property values increase, and the area undergoes physical, social, and economic transformation. While gentrification can bring about positive changes such as new amenities, increased safety, and better housing, it also has negative consequences such as displacement of long-time residents, loss of affordable housing, and cultural erasure. Gentrification often disproportionately affects marginalized communities, leading to social and economic inequality. Therefore, it is essential to consider the impacts of gentrification and work towards equitable development that benefits all members of the community.
• Rezoned: the act of changing the official zoning regulations for a particular area, which may allow for different types of development or land use.
• Up and coming: used to describe a neighborhood or area that is becoming more popular and trendy, often due to new businesses and development.
• Farmer's market: a place where local farmers and producers sell their goods directly to consumers.
• Trimming: to reduce the length or size but cutting away the unnecessary parts.
• Vegan: a person who does not consume or use animal products.
• Gourmet: used to describe high-quality, often expensive food that is prepared with great care and attention to detail.
• Potholes: a hole in a road caused by wear and tear or weather conditions.• Open plan: Used to describe a space that has few or no walls, creating a more open and flexible layout.
• Cargo bike: a type of bicycle designed for carrying heavy loads, often used for transportation or delivery.
• Kombucha: a fermented drink made from sweetened tea and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (known as a scoby).
• Scoby: symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, used to make kombucha.
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