Gentrification and Displacement: The Forced Relocation of Public Housing Tenants in Inner-Sydney

  • Alan Morris

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 133-142

About this book


This book examines the forced displacement of public housing residents in Sydney’s Millers Point and The Rocks communities. It considers the strategies deployed by the government to pressure tenants to move, and the social and personal impacts of the displacement on the residents themselves. Drawing on in-depth interviews with tenants alongside government and media communications, the Millers Point case study offers a penetrating and moving analysis of gentrification and displacement in one of Australia’s oldest and more unique working class and public housing neighbourhoods. Gentrification and Displacement  advances work in urban studies by charting trends in urban renewal and displacement, furthering our understanding of public housing, gentrification and the effects of forced relocation on vulnerable urban communities.


Public Housing Millers Point Gentrification Displacement in Sydney Forced Displacement Removal of Inner-City Residents Forced Removal Resistance to Removal Working Class Community Displacement Public Housing Futures Adverse Effects of Gentrification Exclusionary Displacement Displacement Pressure History of Australian Public Housing Psycho-Social Effects of Gentrification Australian Gentrification Gentrification in Sydney Housing Displacement in Australia Community Displacement in Sydney

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Public Policy and GovernanceUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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