Migration, mobility and housing

The expanding spread of spatial mobility characterising contemporary societies affects the ways in which population and territory are related. Spatial mobility is a complex, systemic phenomenon in which everyday mobility, migration, residential mobility and relations with housing all interact. This line of research entails demographic analysis of themes that are intimately linked with the characteristics of the population, which helps in forecasting future dynamics. Furthermore, this study makes it possible to review the territorial definition of the population and delimitation of geographic contexts which influence socio-demographic processes.
This area of research is organised around three main lines of analysis: (i) internal migration, its determinants and socio-territorial implications, (ii) residential mobility and its capacity for modifying the socio-demographic morphology of cities, and (iii) the relationship that is established between demography and housing, a factor which acts as an interface between population and territory.