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International mobility and residential dynamics in Bogotá (Colombia)

Abstract : Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, is in a context of increasing international mobility. Such mobility is characterized by three main factors: a large population outflow in the last twenty years, the return of former Colombian emigrants during different periods of time and, to a lesser extent, the arrival of international immigrants. These movements have both direct and indirect effects on residential dynamics as indicated by four main issues: the changes on broad urban structure, the adjustment of migration and residential strategies, the modification of urban practices and representations and, the more or less visible, change on the way of life in certain neighborhoods in the metropolitan area. This research provides a multiscalar analysis in which the national, metropolitan, and local scales (12 survey areas and 6 emphasis areas) are considered. Hence, it combines various data sources like public policy reports, population censuses, and a survey on spatial mobility conducted within the ANR METAL project accomplished in 2009 in Bogotá and two European cities (Barcelona and Paris). The analysis of the data reveals four types of migratory trajectories in Bogotá: the return, the itinerancy, the international migration and the circulation associated with residential dynamics. Taking into account the role played by the international mobility in Bogota´s spatial processes, contributes to a better understanding and management of factors that shape the urban change at different scales
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John Harold Córdoba Aldana. International mobility and residential dynamics in Bogotá (Colombia). Geography. Université Rennes 2, 2014. Español. ⟨NNT : 2014REN20003⟩. ⟨tel-00939012v2⟩



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