Uneven capture of land rent and exclusionary displacement. General indicators of gentrification in Santiago, Chile, 2000-2012

Santiago is undergoing a restructuring process that is consistent with the neoliberal logic of space production that has been developed in recent decades. The urban renewal process in the city’s center and peri-center is now the dominant mode of space production, which appropriates spaces that are well-equipped with public infrastructure but which have historically received low investments, both public and private. The article problematizes gentrification, focusing on the uneven capture of processes of urban land rent and, consequently, on exclusionary displacement, resulting in four districts in the central and pericentral area with high real estate production: Recoleta, Ñuñoa, Macul and Santiago.