Project: Gentrification 2.0

Acronym PNIG (Reference Number: 438-12-425)
Duration 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2014
Project Topic Inner-city neighbourhoods are charged with the double task of nurturing creative socio-economic places yielding new practices of wealth creation, and of lessening social polarisation by constituting places of social and ethnic integration. Building on assemblage theory, this project adopts an thoroughly interdisciplinary approach to understand how different social, economic and spatial processes coalesce in shaping neighbourhoods including their problems and potentials. It thus seeks to bridge economically and culturally oriented perspectives in a novel and fruitful way. The project will benefit, in particular, from the different stands of work focusing on gentrification. A core thesis is, that, despite many critiques, gentrification remains an important strategic concept, which, if well elaborated and supported, can infuse new approaches towards neighbourhood development improving vital social, economic and spatial qualities. The project uses mixed methods to zoom in onto recent developments in, and the development prospects of five inner-city neighbourhoods across Europe.
Network JPI Urban Europe
Call JPI Urban Europe first Pilot Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Vienna Partner Austria
2 Radboud University Nijmegen Coordinator Netherlands
3 Middle East Technical University Partner Turkey