The 'Haves' and the 'Have Yachts' Socio-spatial struggles in London between the 'Merely Wealthy' and the 'Super-Rich'
In the decade between 2007 and 2017 London changed fundamentally. This talk is about how the actions of the transnational über-wealthy - the ‘have yachts’ - impinged upon the life-worlds of the ‘merely wealthy’ - ‘the haves’.
As we explore the conceptual utility of gentrification as a way of thinking about these seismic urban changes, we conclude that profound socio-spatial changes, and new intensities in the financialization of housing, neighborhood tensions and cultural dislocations are reshaping London as a plutocratic city and the lives of those who live there in historically unprecedented ways.
The concept of ‘super-gentrification’, as we will argue, does not adequately frame these
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About the speaker
Professor Roger Burrows
Roger Burrows is Professor of Cities at Newcastle University. He is currently working on a project examining 'Luxified Troglodytism' which is mapping out the new subterranean geographies - mega-basements - of plutocratic London.