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Gentrifying the rural? Planning and market processes in rural Ireland

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Menelaos GkartziosORCiD


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Rural gentrification represents an emerging research agenda in the context of social transformation of rural localities. Having as a case study the Republic of Ireland, which provides a case of a laissez-faire planning system, this paper first addresses supply-side factors that have provided key preconditions for gentrification to take place. Then, using survey data in case study localities, we examine the extent that gentrification is a factor in rural residential mobility. We argue that the changing rural condition of Ireland provides essential preconditions for gentrification to take place. However, the gentrification literature provides only a partial angle of rural residential mobility, given the nature of rural in-migration observed in our case studies (that is blue-collar and return rural in-migration) during a period of substantial rural housing growth.

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Author(s): Gkartzios M, Scott M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Planning Studies

Year: 2012

Volume: 17

Issue: 3

Pages: 253-276

Print publication date: 11/07/2012

ISSN (print): 1356-3475

ISSN (electronic): 1469-9265

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/13563475.2012.696476


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