Gentrification is a huge source of conflict and debate, particularly in Vancouver B.C., where the city changes faster than anyone can keep up with. As a phenomenon, gentrification is not necessarily a negative or a positive thing for a city. Gentrification was defined in the 1960′s by sociologist Ruth Glass as involving the change of a working-class or vacant area of a city to a middle class residential and/or commercial use area. Despite this seemingly neutral definition, there are definitely winners and losers when gentrification occurs in a city; there are things that are lost forever, and things that are gained. Lately, I have been asking myself, and others, a few questions as we all struggle to find our place in this rapidly changing urban environment: Is it wrong to benefit from gentrification? Is there a way for gentrification to occur, without sacrificing the communities that already exist?