Competing for Urban Space: Neighborhood change and population dynamics

Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. July 12th-14th

Many neighborhoods of Western cities are experiencing a dramatic transformation of their social composition. Locals, labor migrants, lifestyle migrants, expats, highly skilled millennials, digital nomads, tourists, and vulnerable populations are, among many, different socioeconomic groups competing to live in specific areas of the city (or not to be displaced from). At the same time, the housing offer is mainly configured as a result of private market mechanisms. Local and international literature provides evidence of multiple processes at the local level (gentrification, displacement, exclusion, among others) that are generating strong changes in the metropolitan configuration, increasing the spatial distance among the different social groups.

During the workshop, we will explore processes of sociodemographic change that Western cities are currently undergoing, focusing in particular on population dynamics.

Registration is free (Limited seats). English will be the main language during the workshop.



Estas jornadas están financiadas por el proyecto de I+D+I “Movilidad residencial, selección sociodemográfica y substitución de la población: ¿hacia la polarización de las ciudades españolas?” MOVIPOL (CSO2014-60967-JIN) del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad