Abstract Submission Guidelines

Given that EUGEO is a Congress gathering the entire Geography discpline, it is necessary to link the abstract to one of the Sessions below. Once the submitting period ends, the review will be done by each session chair.

To submit an abstract, we ask for a no more than 300 words description, as well as the information regarding the Author(s).



Mobile, temporary, floating populations in cities: definitions, encounters, conflicts, implications

Organizers: Barbara Brollo (1)
From: (1) Università di Roma La Sapienza
Keywords: Mobilities, sociospatial polarization, gentrification.

One of the challenges of urban systems and their governance is the presence of mobile populations, which are not registered as proper residents, but instead fluctuate in and out of the city, with quite specific spatial tendencies and consequences that have been investigated from a variety of perspectives: mobility, tourism, (temporary) migration, studentification or (transnational) gentrification.What may be defined as “temporary inhabitants” (Brollo and Celata, 2022), include different categories of mobile populations, characterized by not having the intention, or possibilities, for long-term settlement. This comprehends a wide range of groups that can be defined in a continuum between very short and longer stays, like tourists, students, temporary stayers, seasonal workers, lifestyle migrants, digital nomads and others. These groups are normally analyzed separately, while they share many common features like being mostly young, relatively affluent, tending to co-live as a housing strategy, being attracted by the most central and amenities-rich areas, and looking for socialization and fun. Their presence is both a source of conflict with residents, mainly in the housing market in the public space, and a potential resource bring money, skills, investments, and diversity. The pandemic, in particular, showed with extreme clarity how dependent certain cities are on temporary inhabitants and the ambivalences in how they see those populations as either a gain or a burden, something they struggle to attract or as a source of tensions and opposition.

In line with recent critical urban research on the topic, the session welcomes contributions that address jointly the variety of populations that inhabit cities more or less provisionally, going beyond traditional categorizations to investigating how those mobilities, permanences and motilities contribute to soft and hard urban changes, and intersect issues of identity, gender, class, and sociospatial relations.The aim is also to reflect upon an urban condition that is increasingly temporary and mobile, on its implications in terms of political, social, economic, and spatial polarization, and about the human and personal experiences of temporary inhabitants from the perspective of life-course analysis, lifestyle and choices. Presentations about governance and policies of this phenomenon are also welcome. The session welcomes theoretical, methodological or empirical contributions from different geographical areas, cities and scales. We invite participants to propose short presentations which include issues and questions for a final discussion. The main language of the session is English. 

Submit your abstract

    In order to comply with what is established in the law LO15/99 related to Personnel Data Protection, we inform you that all personnel data given by you will be added to file which is under the ORGANIZERS responsibility to be used in actions related the event promotion only. by filling up this application form will mean the authorization to the ORGANIZATION to use your personnel data as mentioned earlier. You may apply you access, modification and cancelation rights in our offices.

    G.S. LLEM, S.L.
    C/ Legalitat, 64-66
    Legalitat Flat 10
    08024 Barcelona
    Tel: (34) 934 881 177 - Fax: (34) 934 881 279

    ID Title
    1138Toponymy as a multifocal tool for Geography
    1139Geomatics applied to studies in Geography
    1140El voluntariado un motor para impulsar el desarrollo sostenible
    1141Incendios Forestales. Impacto, medidas de mitigación y adaptación socio-ecológica en un contexto de cambio global.
    1143Political Geography & Geopolitics - Theory, Methodology, Empirical Case Studies
    1144The reindustrialization of Europe: a nightmare, a wish or a hope?
    1145Transport, tourism and climate change: The tyranny of distance travelled
    1146Navigating environmental uncertainty through language
    1147Basic principles of spatial development in post-war reconstruction of Ukraine
    1149What Future for maritime transport in Europe?
    1150Los espacios públicos en la geografía humana. Calidad de vida y sociabilidad, conflictos e identidades
    1151Minority place-name standardization in Europe
    1152From commuter through migrant till circulator – the governance of territorial mobilities
    1153Creativity rulez!
    1154Geography Education and the challenge of the Anthropocene
    1155Mass housing, high-rise and vertical cities – What else?
    1156Emerging Ruralities
    1157Nuevas ruralidades y migración internacional / New ruralities and international migration
    1158The 15-Minute City: Can planning for urban proximity initiatives contribute to a more just and egalitarian transport system?
    1159History of Cartography
    1160The Past is the Key to the Future: Application of Past Patterns in Spatial Planning and Perspectives for the Suburban Development in Europe
    1161Demographics in times of crises. How will contemporary conditions affect the future demographic situation in Europe?
    1162Residential (im)mobility in life course perspective – facets of residential change in Central and Eastern Europe in conceptual, empirical and methodological critical reflection.
    1163Adaptación a los riesgos asociados al cambio climático en espacios turísticos del litoral mediterráneo: percepción, incentivos y barreras
    1164Rethinking tourism mobility for a better future
    1165Advances in the study of badlands and gully systems
    1166Exploring the interconnection between geography, waste and power dynamics for sustainable futures
    1167Heritage and museums as spaces for coexistence
    1168The power of participatory mapping for our common future
    1169Relació entre cartografia i bases de dades espacials
    1170Alpine borderscapes: envisioning the future of cross-border communities
    1171Integration of Artificial Intelligence into smart city initiatives
    1172A geography of "new" territorialities: challenges and scenarios for creating alternative imaginations and narratives
    1173Rivers in the Anthropocene: human pressures, fluvial landscape changes, and need for restoration in a climate-change contest
    1174Trade circulations and globalization of the poor: social and spatial transformations in African cities
    1175Global Energy – energy crisis, energy transition, energy geography
    1176Transformació social del turisme; i turisme en la transformació social?
    1177Spatial (im)mobility and local development in non-metropolitan areas
    1178Música, turismo y territorio
    1179Active aging and eco-smart cities
    1180Rethinking regional mobility: Modal interactions, social and territorial inequalities
    1181The power of fieldwork: enhancing student learning in the outdoors
    1182Current developments in GIS data, model and simulation sharing, commerce and interoperability platforms
    1183Landscape and change in marginal regions
    1185The Valuable Future of Tourism in the European Regions
    1186The effects of digitalization of cities in our common future
    1187Impacts of Cross-Border Cooperation at the EU’s External Borders
    1188Spatial differences in political behaviour
    1189Advances in Micromobility: Research, Practice, and Policy
    1191Land Degradation Challenges and Sustainability
    1192La diversidad del patrimonio geográfico como recurso para el geoturismo
    1193How to address distance and locality? – Implications of geographical features in scientific research
    1194Mapas colaborativos y participación: experiencias, críticas y propuestas
    1195Exploring urban Vitality: links between built environment and street and neighbourhood life
    1196Multilingual regions in Central Europe
    1197Regenerating fragile territories. Reflections and operational proposals to enhance, reconstruct and repopulate the abandoned and scattered places
    1198Segregación residencial y diferenciación socioespacial en las ciudades medias españolas
    1199Soft mobility planning to promote livable and inclusive cities
    1200A New Generation of Cross-Border Cooperation Structures Within the European Union?
    1201Internal Borders Within European Countries: Can They Be Considered as if They Were International Borders?
    1202Millenarism, past and present
    1203Inhabiting the uninhabitable. Decolonial urban practices for possible futures
    1204Regions and regionalisation: emerging trends and forms
    1205Lowering and abolishing fares: a step towards mobility of the future?
    1206Gender perspectives in Geography teaching in higher education: sharing reflections, practices and experiences
    1207Regions and regionalisation : evolving trends and forms
    1208La mirada geográfica y el ecocentrismo: aportaciones teóricas y metodológicas
    1209Looking beyond the causes – Understanding and managing land use conflicts
    1210The incidence of socio-environmental conflicts in land planning and landscape preservation
    1211Remote sensing of changing forest ecosystems: methods for risk assessment and adaptive management
    1213Music at Borders: A Changing Sense and Representation of Place
    1215Historical transportation GIS.
    1216Nature and Society. Building a new relationship in mountains areas
    1219Integrated Disaster Risk Management for a Resilient Future: Geographical linkages of social, spatial, and temporal dimensions
    1221La actividad comercial, la movilidad activa y la vida en las calles de los centros urbanos
    1222Waste studies and spatial impacts
    1225Visitor mobility in European urban areas. Dynamics, impacts and policies
    1226Persistencies and transformations in the private residential rental market
    1227Tourist mobilities and behaviours: redefining tourism spaces and destinations
    1228Geographic perspectives on mega events and their socio-spatial dynamics in cities and fragile territories.
    1229Geohumanities: creative geographies and artistic practices at a crossroads
    1230The rise of corporate hosts in the short-term rental market and its impact on housing and places
    1231Commodification of the environment for tourism purposes and through tourism: dispossession, resistance and alternative scenarios
    1234Sustainability as key problem our days - some approach of geographers
    1236Geographical aspects of food consumption taking in focus main problems of beginning of 21th century as sustainability, migration, ageing, food security, health
    1237Climate/Environmental change perceptions and mobility intentions
    1240Co-creative methodologies and Challenge Based Learning for sustainable urbanities in the Anthropocene
    1242Incendios forestales en el contexto del cambio ambiental global
    1243Demographic and migration challenges: new knowledge and solutions
    1244Water in the Anthropocene: social issues, policies and governance
    1245Anatomy of new rural landscapes at the time of the energy transition
    1246Sea-level rise: challenges and adaptation strategies
    1247Rural urban peripheries: slow dying or a chance for resurrection?
    1248Our heritage common future. A counter-hegemonic perspective on natural heritage landscapes.
    1249Geography education as an integral part of modern European education – Why do we need Geography?
    1250Regional centers vs. regional cohesion in Central and Eastern European Countries
    1251Educational services in the uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic and the future
    1252Recentrar las periferias: prácticas espaciales, discursos y modos de vida en la era de la urbanización planetaria/ Recentring peripheries: spatial practices, discourses and ways of life in the age of planetary urbanization
    1253Methods and techniques for the study of long-term environmental geohistory
    1254Territorial levels in worldwide air transport
    1255Reflecting on The Influence of Geographical Knowledge on Civil Society Actions
    1256Paisajes en transformación por conflictos extractivos: una perspectiva social y feminista
    1257Urban micro-mobility innovations for all: what do we know?
    1258Disasters and Human Health
    1259Mobile, temporary, floating populations in cities: definitions, encounters, conflicts, implications
    1260Measuring the mountain
    1261Senses of place matters for our common future
    1263La integración de la vegetación espontánea en el diseño de zonas verdes urbanos
    1264Renewable Energy Communities as key factors to implement a just renewable energy transition? Experiences from the European context
    1266Transformative urbanism under the gender lens.
    01267Rural depopulation in the context of rural shrinking: towards a multidimensional perspective
    01268The making of (un)sustainable futures through socio-technical promising
    Scroll to Top