Gentrification and Displacement

  • Ilse HelbrechtEmail author


Gentrification, displacement, skyrocketing rents—aside from the ever-present topic of refugees, no other issue in urban development in Germany has attracted as much attention in recent years as this. Since the 2008 financial crisis—and with the new-found, old love of investors for (residential) real estate as a lucrative investment, real estate prices in many cities have been spiraling upward, with many critics warning of the risk of a speculative bubble. Accelerated by the ongoing trend toward metropolitanization and reurbanization, the urban housing markets in conurbations such as Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, and Leipzig are suffering from intensifying competition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathem.-Naturwiss. Fak., Geographisches InstitutHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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