The process of gentrification in middle size cities like Iquique, is a growing phenomenon. The speed of this dynamic has made both real estate developers and local government to look at historic grounds, which have suffered a strong devaluation due to territorial stigma, along with the consequences of recent natural disasters, as a viable option to energize new real estate development. Thus, the case of north pericentral settlements of Iquique help to deepen the study about gentrification in a post-disaster scenario, where the subjects potentially displaced are the most vulnerable inhabitants of the city. Gentrification under said conditions represents an opportunity for the local government to do social cleanup, and allows the real-estate agencies to capitalize with disasters.
Labbé Céspedes, G. M., Palma Calorio, P. A., Venegas, V., & Ulloa Pincheira, F. (2016). Estigma territorial y gentrificación post desastre 2014. El caso de las poblaciones pericentrales norte de Iquique. Revista de Urbanismo, 0(34). https://doi.org/10.5354/0717-5051.2016.39724