Remove unwanted street clutter including stone cladding, backlit signs, fast food shops and people with this handy interactive Urban Gentrification Machine from English Heritage, available via The Guardian.
You too can live in leafy Barnsbury at the touch of a button if you follow the steps correctly. Remember, artificial stone cladding is not just aesthetically wrong, it's morally wrong too. If you like it you are a degenerate and a pervert. Move out. Leave this place for the decent folk.
(Above and top: before and after screen shots from how to 'improve' your street.)
p.s. Apologies to anyone who thought this topic was exhausted on twitter. I thought it needed posting.