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CLAS Lecture Series: La urbanización en la burbuja inmobiliaria y políticas urbanas post-crisis en la ciudad española (1996-2016)

Talk will be in Spanish
La urbanización en la burbuja inmobiliaria y políticas urbanas post-crisis en la ciudad española (1996-2016)
Jesús M. González-Pérez, Tinker Visiting Professor
Las últimas dos décadas han sido urbanísticamente convulsas en España. El proceso guarda similitudes con los otros países del sur de Europa que más están sufriendo la actual crisis económica y social: Grecia, Portugal e Irlanda. Y las políticas post-crisis impuestas por la Troika comunitaria recurren a recetas y políticas desarrolladas en América Latina durante las décadas de 1980 y 1990.
En España, entre 1996 y 2007 se produce un aumento de la urbanización y edificación que no tiene parecido con ningún otro ciclo descrito hasta el momento, tanto por su duración como por su intensidad. Una burbuja inmobiliaria de grandes dimensiones que logró reactivar la economía a costa de provocar costes territoriales, urbanos, sociales y medioambientales de gran envergadura. El estallido de la burbuja inmobiliaria en 2007 agravó los efectos de la crisis financiera global en España y mostró la irracionalidad del modelo económico y las serias consecuencias sociales y medioambientales. En este contexto, el objetivo de la conferencia es estudiar los impactos del urbanismo expansivo en los espacios urbanos. Concluimos con el estudio de una de las principales respuestas ciudadanas a estos procesos: los nuevos modelos de gobernanza local post-crisis. Desarrollados por nuevas confluencias políticas, estos están siendo aplicados en importantes ciudades españolas desde 2015, entre ellas Madrid y Barcelona.
Jesús M. González Pérez has a doctorate (1998) in Geography from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is Associate Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). He has also been a visiting researcher at thirteen European and American universities, including the universities of Bergen, Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Glasgow, São Paulo, La Habana, Hidalgo, UNAM, INTEC-Santo Domingo and Stanford. He has contributed as author or co-author to more than a hundred publications of a national and international nature, many of which were published in journals included in the Journal Citation Reports. Furthermore, he has been a member of a research team which has undertaken a total of 30 funded research projects. He was Principal Investigator of thirteen of these projects.
Dr. González is currently Chairman of the Urban Geography Group of the Association of Spanish Geographers and member of the Urban Geography Commission of the International Geographical Union. He is also a member of the scientific or editorial committees of five international journals and reviewer for another twenty. He is coordinator of the area "Human Settlements" of the National Atlas of Spain.
Urban Geography and Urban Planning are Jesús M. González's main fields of expertise. He has spent twenty years delivering courses on these subjects at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral level in different universities. His scientific experience includes research on urbanisation processes at different levels, social segregation and polarisation in the inner city, and the methodological analysis of urban politics devoted to the rehabilitation of slum neighbourhoods. His recent publications focus on the spaces of social reproduction, urban vulnerability, the impact of the economic crisis on the city and increasing urban inequality based on the location of evictions. He has experience in researching these aspects not only in Spain but also in Latin America and the Caribbean, where he has directed four research projects and published two books.

Details

When:

Friday, November 4, 2016. 12:30 PM

Where:

Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row

Sponsor:

Center for Latin American Studies

Contact:

(650) 725-0383
latinamerica@stanford.edu

Admission:

Talk will be in Spanish
Lunch Served at Noon | Free and Open to the Public | No RSVP necessary