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The modalities and territorial expressions of Lisbon's gentrification

Research Group

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This project aims to analyze the general change of the social and urban structure of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA), during the four decades within the census between 1970 and 2011. This is an analysis based on the main variables of the social composition of the resident population and housing structure.

The specific goals of the project are:

i) the analysis of residential mobility flows crossing the LMA in the last two decades of the 20th century and the first of the 21st century (1981-2011) and ii) the detailed study of the social recomposition of the metropolis center - the municipality of Lisbon -, in this period.

The central hypothesis of the project contends that the transformation of social and urban structure has resulted in processes of gentrification within the metropolis centre, with different modalities and different territorial expressions, throughout that period.

What this project intends to achieve is, precisely, the categorization of those processes through a statistical analysis of the behavior of the main social composition variables in long term (40 years), complemented by qualitative observation of intense social changes in Lisbon within the last decade.

Period: 2014 - 2015

Funding Institution: CET - Centro de Estudos Territoriais

Coordination: Walter Rodrigues

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL Team: Walter Rodrigues



Updated: 31/01/2018


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