As placemaking becomes the exciting new trend, the worms come out of the long neglected woodwork as urban planners deconstruct the ideologies behind apartheid construction.
In a poorly designed city that works for a few, the angst that builds up while the bureaucratic process hinders drives a deeper wedge between cultures. Especially when the negative aspects of gentrification come into play.
As it stands, gentrifiers can almost be seen as pioneering heros. Braving the seedy neighbourhoods and unafraid if DYI, they’re largely newly married couples and other young people.
So to all the engaged or newly married couples out there, go out there and gentrify but don’t displace, m’kay. Kay.
And to those getting married, gentrifiers or not…
Top tips for the bride to be – http://wp.me/p7r4ar-tu