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The arrival of intense flows of extra-community immigrant population in Spain is one of the most important social phenomena in recent years, resulting in profound social, economic and physical transformations during this period. At present, this process has stabilized and the population has consolidated in the territory.

Integration is a multidimensional factor that has been used for different disciplines and with different senses. The conceptualization that is made in this project for the concept of integration is that of formal equality in society, without implying an assimilation of the immigrant population, but an access to opportunities in equal conditions.

Among other dimensions (cultural, social, economic, etc.), the spatial dimension is a key element in the integration of the immigrant population in society, as the neighborhood, as an everyday relationship environment, articulates the lives of people . On the other hand, access to housing in the right conditions (economic and physical) is an essential factor for integration. In this sense, housing and urban regeneration policies play an essential role in promoting the integration and coexistence of people in the neighborhoods.

The concern to analyze the relationship between socio-spatial integration and urban and housing policies led us to start the Research project; "Evaluación de políticas urbanas para la integración socio-espacial: desafíos y oportunidades para la integración social de la población inmigrante" Financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (2012-2014)

The project is executed from the Center for Land Policy and Valuations (CPSV), and is led by Pilar García Almirall.


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