Université de Neuchâtel

New forms of gentrification: issues and debates

Rérat, Patrick ; Söderström, Ola ; Piguet, Etienne

In: Population, Space and Place, 2010, vol. 16, no. 5, p. 335-343

This special issue addresses the questions of gentrification and new‐build gentrification, two processes of urban transformation that significantly contribute to the reconfiguration of the socio‐demographic profile of populations in contemporary cities. Whereas gentrification has long referred to the physical and social transformation of central areas through rehabilitation of existing...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Out-Migration of Young Rural University Graduates : Macro Flows and Micro Motives

Rérat, Patrick

(Working Papers MAPS ; 12)

This paper addresses the migration of young graduates who do not go back to their rural home region after having attended university. Results from a case study in Switzerland show the need for research to combine a macro approach (analysis of the geography of graduates’ migration flows) with a micro approach (analysis of the motives reported by graduates), since self-reported motives are...

Université de Neuchâtel

From urban wastelands to new-build gentrification: The case of Swiss cities

Rérat, Patrick ; Söderström, Ola ; Piguet, Etienne ; Besson, Roger

In: Population, Space and Place, 2010, vol. 16, no. 5, p. 429-442

Gentrification represents an important aspect of the transformation of socio-demographic structures in many cities around the world. The definition of this concept has been extended in recent years to cover different processes of social upgrading and to incorporate a plurality of forms, protagonists, and spaces. The notion of ‘new-build gentrification’ is part of this process of redefinition....