Brian Doucet

Urban Geographer

                                Media Publications and appearances




Mini College: Is the binnenstad van Rotterdam straks alleen nog voor de rijken? Studio Erasmus. 16 September, 2016.

Doucet B, van den Berg, M and van Eijk, G (2016) Rotterdam's anti-gentrification movement must learn the lessons of its failed referendum. The Guardian. Guardian Housing. 12 December.

Doucet B and Philp D (2016) In Detroit ‘ruin porn’ ignores the voices of those who still call the city home. The Guardian. 15 February

Doucet, B and Philp, D (2016) Detroit is meer dan ruïnes. Versbeton. 13 februari.

Doucet, B (2015) Ongelijkheid, gentrificatie en de stad. Versbeton. 1 december.

Doucet, B (2015) 'What Grace Lee Boggs taught my students'The Detroit Free Press. 8 October.

Doucet, B (2015) Detroit's gentrification won't give poor citizens reliable public services' The Guardian. 17 February

Doucet, B (2014) 'What we really find when we compare Detroit with the north-east of England' The Guardian. 15 May

Doucet, B (2013)‘Seeing hope amongst Detroit’s ruins: Dutch urban geography students’ experiences in Detroit’ The Detroit News. 10 October.

Doucet, B (2013) ‘Toronto has to think outside the box on transit’ The Toronto Star. 19 August, 2013.

Doucet, B (2013) ‘Bankroet zoals in Detroit is ook hier goed mogelijk’ NRC Handelsblad. 12/13 Augustus, 2013, pp. 19.

Doucet, B (2013) 'Walking taller: from across the pond, T.O.'s pedestrian rap not so bad - really' NOW Magazine. 7 February 2013. 

Doucet, B (2011)‘Be patient. Good waterfronts take time.’ The Toronto Star. 15 September 2011.

In the media

(Articles about me and my work, quotations and interviews, written by others)


Yusuf, H (2017) Racism in Rotterdam: how a diverse city got infected with Islamophobia. The Guardian. 15 March


Hobma, M (2017) Veryupping van de oude buurt. DUIC. Maart 2017, pp. 6-7.


Maarse, G (2016)  Jaagt Rotterdam de armen weg? Is Rotterdam driving out the poor?Erasmus Magazine. #3 November p. 10-14. In this interview, I speak about housing, gentrification and Rotterdam's woonreferendum (housing referendum) taking place on 30 November.


Gordijn, V (2016) Minicollege: Is de binnenstad straks alleen nog voor de rijken? Versbeton. 21 September

Vera Gordijn's synopsis of my mini-lecture for Studio Erasmus. On the link above, you can watch the lecture in full (Dutch)


Baumgardt, J (2016)  Ook blanken komen op de Kruiskade. AD Rotterdam. 2 juli. 


Kammer, C (2016) Krot uit Detroit op kunstbeurs. NRC Handelsblad. 10 februari.


de Kruif, F (2016)  Is de opwaardering van Katendrecht ook goed voor de 'gewone Rotterdammer?' NRC Handelsblad. 29 januari.


Hamel, EJ (2015)Zelfs de popularste docent krijgt geen vaste contract.DUB.  23 juni 2015


Studenten voeren actie voor docent. Algemene Dagblad Utrecht.  12 juni 2015, p.16.


Hamel EJ (2015)  Studenten vechten voor behouden populaire docent. DUB. 9 juni 2015


Full-length radio interview on the Dutch science and knowledge show Kennis van Nu about Detroit, gentrification and Dutch cities: Detroit: Hoe je een stad beter niet opwaarderen. Radio interview op Kennis van Nu, NPR Radio 5.  Thursday 4 June 2015


Jackman M (2015) The Guardian gets Detroit right again.Metro Times (Detroit) 22 February


Versprille, H (2015) Iedereen zijn eigen kroeg. Het Parool. Zaterdag 3 januari, pp. 18-19


Live interview with Radio Redmond, Amsterdam (2 April 2014) on gentrification.


Doig, W (2012)‘On the waterfront, the battle rages on’ Salon.com. Saturday 10 March. 

‘How sacred is a capital city? A conversation with Dr. Brian Doucet.’ Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences website. 22 November, 2011.

Van Hoof, S (2010) ‘In de ban van de ringen: Utrechter Brian Doucet met Oranje naar EK curling.’ Algemeen Dagblad Utrecht. 30 November, p. 11.