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Gentrification: what happens to those left behind?

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Last summer, a community arts project supported by Hackney council set up an installation in a London shopping street to welcome passers-by. It comprised a large banner with the slogan, "Hackney is friendly" and two attendants dressed up as if they were attending a 1970s folk festival. For some, it was an alienating sight. "What's this about?" asked one man, shaking his head. "They don't want people like me here any more." Article continues at theguardian.com