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The Urban Mirror of the Socioeconomic Transformations in Spain

Department of Geography, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35003 Las Palmas, Spain
Received: 17 December 2020 / Revised: 21 January 2021 / Accepted: 21 January 2021 / Published: 25 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fragmented City: International Mobility and Housing in Spain)
This study offers an interpretation of the most significant characteristics of Spanish cities in the post-Fordist capitalist era, as a mirror of the economic and social transformations that have led to them, differentiating: (i) the stage of economic expansion at the turn of the century; (ii) the stage of the economic crisis from 2008 onwards; and (iii) the uncertain times we face for the future. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to identify the economic, housing, and political factors conditioning this evolution according to the processes of capitalist accumulation, dispossession, and repossession, and how they shape the social and urban configuration of Spanish cities. A careful selection of urban and economic indicators, its mapping, as well as an in-depth bibliographical review lead to this commentary and make it possible to identify urban developments in Spain in the light of the economic and social transformations of post-industrial capitalism. View Full-Text
Keywords: Spanish cities; economic crisis; financialization; gentrification; housing crisis; post-Fordist capitalism; property bubble; property repossession; touristification; pandemic Spanish cities; economic crisis; financialization; gentrification; housing crisis; post-Fordist capitalism; property bubble; property repossession; touristification; pandemic
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Domínguez-Mujica, J. The Urban Mirror of the Socioeconomic Transformations in Spain. Urban Sci. 2021, 5, 13. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010013

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Domínguez-Mujica J. The Urban Mirror of the Socioeconomic Transformations in Spain. Urban Science. 2021; 5(1):13. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010013

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