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Is Gentrification Always Bad? Talk Seeks To Find Out

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Is Gentrification Always Bad? Talk Seeks To Find Out
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Gentrification is the whipping boy of conversation in London right now — a catch-all often employed to oppose change in an area, or to put-down progress.

Does it create inequality and destroy communities, pricing people out of the area they were born in, or does it bring about improvement in deprived areas?

Are the changes felt always bad, and are there ways that we can make big changes work for more of our community?

These questions and more will be addressed at a talk organised by Londonist and Oxford House, called Gentrification, Good Bad And The Ugly on 27 April. Hear Guardian journalist and commentator Dawn Foster, local author and East End Tour guide David Rosenberg and Julie Begum, currently at the Geffrye Museum as Asian women's project co-ordinator, debate what's happening in London.

Gentrification, Good Bad And The Ugly, 27 April, 7pm, Oxford House Theatre, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG. Tickets £7+bf available from the box office.

Last Updated 18 April 2016

Neil Evans

The irony of them putting up a sign saying gentrify this one a street that network rail's developers have already earmarked for development isn't lost on me.