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CDRC data used to understand population displacement from gentrified London council estates with surprising results

New research using our novel Linked Consumer Registers has found that the demolition and associated redevelopment of council estates in London has displaced former residents, potentially separating them from their existing employment, education and care networks. Yet around 85% of the displaced in remain London, and most stay within the same Borough. This suggests that the scale of displacement may be less than has previously been suggested, particularly in the popular press. However, there is also evidence of increasing numbers of moves out of London to the Southeast and East of England.

The full paper in published in Environment and Planning A, authored by Jon Reades, Loretta Lees, and Phil Hubbard.