Author: Michael D. Crane
In this chapter, as we examine issues of gentrification from a global perspective, we hope to achieve three things: push and stretch the definition of gentrification, articulate some of the issues and obstacles related to gentrification in the cities of Malaysia, and address opportunities and challenges facing urban dwellers of Malaysia. An accurate account of gentrification trends and issues around the world is not possible in this chapter. My goal is simply to broaden the conversation on gentrification by highlighting the realities in Malaysia’s conurbations (urban areas).
Bibliographic reference: Adapted from Crane, Michael D. “Gentrification Gone Global.” In Vespas, Cafes, Singlespeed Bikes, and Urban Hipsters: Gentrification, Urban Mission, and Church Planting, edited by Sean Benesh, 111–20. Portland, OR: Urban Loft Publishers, 2014.