Migration and Regeneration: Rebuilding the Uneven City

Friday, 20 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC21 Regional and Urban Development (host committee)

Language: English

In the context of gloabalization and neoliberalization, “entrepreneurial” modes of governance have become increasingly popular. As a consequence, urban policies in general became much more interested in attracting immigration – yet in a selective manner directed on highly qualified, “creative” and better-off immigrants and/orshort-term visitors and cities  have increasingly aimed to attract. This is also reflectedwithin cities where the urban fabric has become more dependent on migrants and their activities. 

All these processes had a considerable impact, not only with regard to the widely studied field of diversity politics, but also on “classical” policies of urban planning and regeneration. Thus, in a variety of European and North-American  cities, the incorporation of migrant activities into urban regeneration strategies and economic growth policies has become a "new normal". At the same time, a commodification of the ethnic’ started in many ethnically heterogenous cities. ‘ Migration-led-regeneration’, a combination of migrant activities and the attempts to govern migration for the sake of urban (re)development which was developed in addition to or as an ,  integral part of the classic approaches of culture-led regeneration, investment-led regeneration and community-led regeneration, started to emerge. This sessions aims at highlighting the interlinkages of capital flows and migration/mobility patterns with the restructuring of urban regeneration and planning policies in producing the uneven city.

Session Organizers:
Matthias BERNT, IRS - Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, Germany and Felicitas HILLMANN, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Germany
Oral Presentations
The New Chinatowns in Europe : Chinese Wholesalers As Urban Economic and Political Actors
Ya-Han CHUANG, University Toulouse Jean Jaurès - LISST, France
Migration and Pre-2020 Olympic Urban Renewal in Tokyo
Chikako MORI, HItotsubashi University, Japan
Urban Governance of Migration. Discurses and Practices in Manchester and Germany
Laura CALBET ELIAS, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, Germany
Planning, Regeneration, Area-Based Urban Policies and the Management of Ethnic ‘Diversity’ in London and Paris
Claire COLOMB, University College London, Bartlett School of Planning, United Kingdom; Christine LELÉVRIER, Université Paris Est Créteil, Ecole d'Urbanisme de Paris, France