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Gentrification on the Move. New Dynamics in Spanish Mature Urban-Tourist Neighborhoods

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Department of Geography, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35003 Las Palmas, Spain
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Department of Geography, University of the Balearic Islands, 07122 Palma, Spain
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Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 21 January 2021 / Revised: 11 March 2021 / Accepted: 12 March 2021 / Published: 17 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fragmented City: International Mobility and Housing in Spain)
Mature tourism neighborhoods are a valuable laboratory for the study of socio-urban processes. In them, it is possible to analyze the urban transformations and social changes linked to tourism cycles: those corresponding to the stage of tourism involvement, development, and consolidation; those of stagnation and urban decline; and those of tourism rejuvenation and urban rehabilitation. Currently, there are indications of a fourth cycle, where vacation rentals and the arrival of new groups of foreigners are causing a tourism gentrification process. In this context, the aim of this work is to study the socio-urban transformations of two mature tourism neighborhoods in Palma (El Terreno) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Santa Catalina-Canteras) and detect this tourism gentrification process. The analysis is based on indicators of resident population (total population and foreigners by nationalities), housing (holiday rental market and real estate market), and socio-economic levels (income), which allows us to detect the existence of a new urban-tourism cycle. This, supported by strong investments associated with rehabilitation plans, is producing the substitution of foreigners from the South for those from the North, changing from residential rental to vacation rentals, in a context of elitization. View Full-Text
Keywords: tourist gentrification; real estate market; international migrations; tourist rejuvenation; urban inequality tourist gentrification; real estate market; international migrations; tourist rejuvenation; urban inequality
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Domínguez-Mujica, J.; González-Pérez, J.M.; Parreño-Castellano, J.M.; Sánchez-Aguilera, D. Gentrification on the Move. New Dynamics in Spanish Mature Urban-Tourist Neighborhoods. Urban Sci. 2021, 5, 33. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010033

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Domínguez-Mujica J, González-Pérez JM, Parreño-Castellano JM, Sánchez-Aguilera D. Gentrification on the Move. New Dynamics in Spanish Mature Urban-Tourist Neighborhoods. Urban Science. 2021; 5(1):33. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010033

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Domínguez-Mujica, Josefina, Jesús M. González-Pérez, Juan M. Parreño-Castellano, and Dolores Sánchez-Aguilera. 2021. "Gentrification on the Move. New Dynamics in Spanish Mature Urban-Tourist Neighborhoods" Urban Science 5, no. 1: 33. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010033

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