Brian Doucet

Urban Geographer


I am an Assistant Professor in Urban Geography at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. I am originally from Toronto, but have lived in Holland since 2004. My work critically examines today’s urban renaissance and questions the celebration of the contemporary cities by asking the question: who profits from these developments? I have written extensively on gentrification, waterfront regeneration and urban redevelopment. My approach is to focus on  engaged research, relevant to academic, political and societal debates. My main areas of interest are:

  • Social and spatial inequality
  • Gentrification
  • Polarisation
  • Urban entrepreneurialism and flagship developments
  • Waterfront regeneration
  • Detroit
  • Toronto
  • Rotterdam, Dutch cities
  • Scottish and UK cities
  • North American cities

News and Events

11 March

Detroit in 10 Buildings talk

RU Groningen

17 February

Talk and Discussion 'Anders denken over wonen'

Centraal Wonen Houtwijk, Den Haag

10 April

Detroit in 10 Buildings talk

University of Toronto