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Business Improvement Districts

Business Improvement Districts  

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(BIDs)A strategy for mobilizing private funding in order to improve the environment of city centres. By 1997 over 1000 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) or Zones had been created in the USA and ...
filtering down

filtering down  

The movement of progressively poorer people into housing stock. It is suggested that when the rich move away from the city to newly built houses, the next social and occupational class moves in. ...
habitus

habitus  

A set of norms and expectations unconsciously acquired by individuals through experience and socialization as embodied dispositions, ‘internalized as second nature’ (Bourdieu), predisposing us to act ...
inner city

inner city  

An ill-defined term describing the central business and commercial zone of a city, sometimes used when this zone has decayed as businesses and commercial activity have relocated to suburban malls ...
rent gap

rent gap  

The gap between the actual rent paid for a piece of land and the rent that could be collected if the land had a ‘higher’ use. The idea is central to, but does not entirely explain, gentrification; ...
urban renewal

urban renewal  

Fashionable American term of the 1950s, which really meant large-scale destructive redevelopment of urban areas, often in association with central or municipal government. It was adopted in the ...

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