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Gentrification and Touristification in the Central Urban Areas of Seville and Cádiz

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School of Geography, University of Seville, 41004 Seville, Spain
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Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Geography and History, Rectorate Campus, University of Seville, 41004 Seville, Spain
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Academic Editors: Deborah Edwards and Frank Witlox
Received: 15 February 2021 / Revised: 17 April 2021 / Accepted: 29 April 2021 / Published: 2 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fragmented City: International Mobility and Housing in Spain)
Intensive tourism in historic city centers is causing socio-spatial effects that are already visible to society. This has led politicians and academics to focus on the issue, creating a debate about gentrification in certain central urban areas which overlaps with studies on touristification, understood by some authors as tourism gentrification. This article aims to identify whether socio-demographic changes identifiable as touristification have occurred in the historic centers of two Andalusian cities, Seville and Cádiz, and which we interpret as the replacement of residents with visitors. The work is based primarily on the exploratory analysis of socio-demographic data from the Population Register and data on housing and rentals provided by different sources. The work shows strong indications of a relationship between the increase of tourist apartments and losses of residents in both historic centers. The paper concludes by pointing to the need for further research on this relationship in public statistics that can guide future policy action. View Full-Text
Keywords: gentrification; touristification; tourist housing; Airbnb; historic center; population gentrification; touristification; tourist housing; Airbnb; historic center; population
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Parralejo, J.-J.; Díaz-Parra, I. Gentrification and Touristification in the Central Urban Areas of Seville and Cádiz. Urban Sci. 2021, 5, 40. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5020040

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Parralejo J-J, Díaz-Parra I. Gentrification and Touristification in the Central Urban Areas of Seville and Cádiz. Urban Science. 2021; 5(2):40. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5020040

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Parralejo, Julio-José, and Ibán Díaz-Parra. 2021. "Gentrification and Touristification in the Central Urban Areas of Seville and Cádiz" Urban Science 5, no. 2: 40. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5020040

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