The spatial dynamics of economic gentrification in Iasi
Keywords:gentrification, housing market, urban environment, residential structures
This paper outlines the complex issue of gentrification, both as an economic and social process, in order to better apprehend its different mechanisms in Iaşi. Gentrification is a multifaceted process of transformation of the urban environment by the social class with high incomes, highlighted in the territory through the functional, social and landscape metamorphosis of urban spaces. In Iasi city, the transition from a society based on a homogeneous functional and social structure to a society based on the principles of the market economy took place gradually, this evolution being noticed through the analysis of the housing market. This shift has favoured the emergence of a peripheral centrality, where the emphasis is no longer placed on the appearance of the urban landscape, but on the specific functional heterogeneity.