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Gentrification in Relation to Heritage and Displacement

In this video, we explain the concept of gentrification through its different phases, different types of gentrification and its characteristics. We place gentrification in the context of urban policy, and in a global context.


We then focus on the links between gentrification and heritage conservation, using Kota Tua in Jakarta as a case study, and on the links between gentrification and displacement, with Tarlabaşı in Istanbul as case study

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Remco Vermeulen, MA

Specialist in Urban Heritage Strategies, Department of Socio-Spatial Development

IHS - Erasmus University 

Remco Vermeulen (MA in Heritage Studies, University of Amsterdam, 2012) is Urban Heritage Strategies expert at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), and an external PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. His research and teaching focuses on gentrification, urban heritage management and postcolonial cities, particularly in Indonesia, as well as the (post)colonial relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands.


Currently he is also working as advisor for cultural cooperation with Indonesia at DutchCulture, an organization that stimulates international cultural cooperation as part of a Netherlands’ national government policy.


Dr Bahar Sakizlioglu
Assistant Professor

Department of Socio-Spatial Development

IHS - Erasmus University 

Bahar Sakizlioglu is an Assistant Professor at IHS, Erasmus University, specializing in urban sociology, housing and gender.

Video Summary



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  • Sharon Zukin, citation: Zukin, S. (1987). Gentrification, Culture and Capital in the Urban Core. Annual Review of Sociology, 13: 129-147. url:

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