Posted at 15 Jan, 07:39h
Why markets offer neighbourhoods sustainable coolness – Telegraph
The relentless hipsterfication of run-down urban areas leaves a bad taste in Alex Proud’s mouth
We’re back to the throw-away generation….an area gets identified as the next up and coming place to be….the hordes move in, gentrification sets in and just as quickly they move on.
However when markets are intrinsic to the inner life of neighbourhoods, although they may be harder work initially – a sustainable form of coolness can be achieved claims Alex Proud – and do you know what? I believe him!