Barcelona, Housing Rent Bubble in a Tourist City. Social Responses and Local Policies

Show simple item record Blanco-Romero, Asunción Blázquez-Salom, Macià Cànoves, Gemma 2019-10-14T06:55:09Z 2019-10-14T06:55:09Z
dc.description.abstract Ten years after the housing bubble burst, Barcelona has experienced an increase in rental prices. This increase in prices is due to a combination of factors such as household debt, urban entrepreneurialism and the marketing of the city, evictions, investment by speculative capital, changes in tenancy and an increase in rental housing for tourists. Overcrowding from tourists is gaining ground as a concern in multifunctional cities. Through an analysis of statistics and in-depth interviews with qualified agents, it is possible to observe how social struggles and unsustainability have outraged citizens and pitted them against overcrowding from tourism and the commodification of the city. The local administration of Barcelona has tried to respond to the situation by initiating a process of regulation through urban and tourism planning. Our analysis shows that these actions are of great importance but are not enough to alleviate some of the drawbacks, such as the shortage of rental housing and an excess of hotel beds.
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dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, num. 6, p. 1-18
dc.rights , 2018
dc.subject.classification 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió, control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus
dc.subject.classification Turisme i hoteleria
dc.subject.other 338 - Economic situation. Economic policy. Management of the economy. Economic planning. Production. Services. Prices
dc.subject.other Tourism and Hospitality industry
dc.title Barcelona, Housing Rent Bubble in a Tourist City. Social Responses and Local Policies
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 2019-10-14T06:55:09Z
dc.subject.keywords city
dc.subject.keywords Tourism
dc.subject.keywords crisis
dc.subject.keywords political economy of tourism
dc.subject.keywords tourist housing
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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