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De nouvelles formes de gentrification? Dynamiques résidentielles et commerciales à Château-Rouge (Paris)

Abstract : Discrepancies are more and more frequently observed between the residential and commercial dynamics in some specific urban contexts, including spaces with popular commercial areas or with immigrated population affected at a later stage by the gentrification process specific to large cities since several decades. Although the Anglo-saxon literature on gentrification describes those discrepancies as being transitional stages in the process, those discrepancies continue over time. They create motilities that result in a consolidation of functional and social specialisations. By taking into perspective the temporalities and the practices of mobility, this research project demonstrates that in those situations, the process is neither linear, nor areolar but takes the form of spatial and social mosaic with different scales within the megacities (the town, the district, the street, or the building). The existence of this new gentrification form - never described so far- stems from the study of Chateau-Rouge area in Paris. This area with old and heterogeneous architecture constitutes since the 1980s an African commercial centre whose radiation area goes far beyond the Parisian agglomeration. The scientific approach aims to describe and understand the conditions of the emergence and sustainable maintenance of this new gentrification form marked by residential and autonomous commercial dynamics. This is carried out by adopting a very local approach of the study of those phenomena, based on the principles of micro-history, and by taking into account the long time to constitution and evolution of an area.
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Marie Chabrol. De nouvelles formes de gentrification? Dynamiques résidentielles et commerciales à Château-Rouge (Paris). Géographie. Université de Poitiers, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00658852⟩



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