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GENTRIFICATION AND FEAR: A TOXIC COCKTAIL

Barcelona is in a long-time struggle against the side effects of its touristic booming. Dynamics of substitution of population have started to be a real problem as a consequence of the increasing price of housing, strongly influenced by the extended presence of tourist flats. In the middle of such an effort not to be overwelmed by its own success, a sudden terror attack in its most emblematic public space, the Ramblas, put another actor on the scene: the sense of insecurity nowadays clearly perceptible in many global cities and that was not present at all in the Catalan capital. In this text (in ITALIAN), you can find some reflection about what this event might imply in terms of urban policies in a global city.

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