Instead of looking to indicate gentrification, David Ley and Cory Dobson aim to explore the hindering indicators of gentrification. By doing so, they test against the gentrification Map in the City of Vancouver (from 1971 to 2001) with several gentrification factors emerged from their literature review. These differential is called as the ‘gentrification gap’ which discussed by the authors in correlating the gentrification Index with several variables such as the locational, land use and population characteristics in 1971. From the gentrification correlation, they further detailed and discussed some relational aspects between land use, public policy and how they affected the neighbourhood political mobilization; In blocking and stalling gentrification.
Figure 1. The map of gentrification in the City of Vancouver, 1971–2001. Picture extracted from the article Are There Limits to Gentrification? The Context of Impede Gentrification in Vancouver (Ley and Dobson, 2008)
Figure 2. The Downtown Eastside and Grandview-Woodland neighbourhoods. Picture extracted from the article Are There Limits to Gentrification? The Context of Impede Gentrification in Vancouver, (Ley and Dobson, 2008)
Please refer to Are There Limits to Gentrification? The Context of Impede Gentrification in Vancouver by David Ley and Cory Dobson for further readings.