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The reconquest of the historic centre: urban conservation and gentrifcation in Puebla, Mexico

Jones, G. A. and Varley, A. (1999) The reconquest of the historic centre: urban conservation and gentrifcation in Puebla, Mexico. Environment and Planning A, 31 (9). pp. 1547-1566. ISSN 0308-518X

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Abstract

This is one of the first studies evaluating the experience of gentrification in a developing country. The conservation of the historic centre of Puebla, Mexico, is analysed with particular attention to the uses to which renovated properties are put and the nature and motivations of the agents involved. Gentrification in Puebla constitutes the symbolic reconquest of a space over which the local middle classes feared they had lost moral authority. The class and 'race' symbolism of conservation and gentrification is emphasised.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.envplan.com/A.html
Additional Information: © 1999 Pion Limited
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D880 Developing Countries
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 15:24
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/6947/

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