Brian Doucet

Urban Geographer

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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




Visiting professor, Yogyakarta State University

Indonesia 11 - 17 October

28 November

Keynote address:
Dynamiques démographiques bruxelloises : spécificités, enjeux comparaisons internationales

Brussels, Belgium