Fragmented City: International Mobility and Housing in Spain
Parreño Castellano, Juan Manuel (editor)
Piñeira-Mantiñán, María José (editor)
González Pérez, Jesús (editor)
Habitual statements in academic and journalistic fields on the growing inequality of our cities call for multiple reflections. There are numerous indicators of inequality, and territorial specificities give rise to important and subtle differences. What is less debatable is the spatial expansion of inequality (from more outlying, poorer countries to the most developed ones) and its generalization on all scales (from rural to urban areas, and from large metropolises to small cities). Mobility and housing lie at the root of many of these processes, which are represented by phenomena that are often interconnected, such as gentrification and the elite social classes; impoverishment and immigrants in search of work; and segregation and refugees; among many others. In this book, we try to offer a Spanish-based vision of what we call urban geographies in transition—that is, urban geographies in which the key stages, for the purpose of analysis, are the real estate bubble (1996–2007), the subsequent crisis (2008–2013), and the ensuing recovery (2014–2020), without overlooking the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the configuration of a new spatial order in cities.
KeywordsSpanish cities; economic crisis; financialization; gentrification; housing crisis; post-Fordist capitalism; property bubble; property repossession; touristification; pandemic; real estate dispossession; mortgage foreclosure; evictions; short-term rentals; housing studies; critical geography; Canary Islands; megaprojects; neoliberalism; urban development; urban planning; Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Spain; tourist gentrification; real estate market; international migrations; tourist rejuvenation; urban inequality; master plans; urban projects; medium-sized cities; neoliberal urbanism; tourist housing; Airbnb; historic center; population; population growth; spatial reconfiguration; large urban areas; post-crisis period; urban project; urban agents; market urbanism; speculation; urban transformation; central area; Madrid; residential segregation; living conditions; spatial inequalities; urbanization process; environmental justice; urban parks; ecosystem services; Tarragona; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
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