Gentrifecering på Nørrebro

Eden Tewolde & Amanda Boateng

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The paper sets out to analyze how the gentrification process on Nørrebro has led to an urban development that consists of expensive living conditions and housing expenses that have increased significantly. Nørrebro is a neighbourhood in Copenhagen with a history marked by the working class, immigrants and socially disadvantaged people. Beyond that, the area is also known for having a strongly politically engaged citizenship. By using the theory of ‘empowerment’, we set out to analyze how the gentrification has had an effect on the strongly engaged citizens. The analysis is based on interviews where we discuss the urban development and its consequences where Nørrebro has gone from being an area with a bad reputation to a place that now is considered trendy, with a lot of cafés, boutiques and plenty of possibilities. These possibilities are especially suitable for the newer group of people, mainly from the upper middle class that can afford the expensive apartments. The development Nørrebro has gone through has also had a downfall that we seek to analyze as well. The gentrification in Nørrebro has resulted in, that people from the lower classes and those who are weak in resources have become the victims of this development, and have had to move out from their neighbourhood and search to find new places to live with cheaper housing expenses. We believe that this big social and economic contrast between the people living in Nørrebro has led to social polarization.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato17 maj 2016
Antal sider38
VejledereMartin Severin Frandsen


  • gentrificering
  • social polarisering
  • Nørrebro
  • Byfornyelse
  • empowerment