Position: Collaborative Researcher
Academic background: PhD Human Geography
Research interests: Tourism and urban change; short-term rentals; Airbnb; gentrification; lifestyle migration
Ciência Vitae: AA11-347A-AE22
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=m4fCcQ4AAAAJ
Agustín Cocola-Gant holds a PhD in Human Geography (Cardiff University) and a PhD in Art History (University of Barcelona). His research focuses on tourism and urban restructuring and pays particular attention to the short-term rental industry and the connections between tourism and gentrification. He is the Principal Investigator of the ‘SMARTOUR: tourism, holiday rentals and rehabilitation’ project (funded by the Portuguese Research Council (FCT); and the IGOT’s team coordination at the Horizon 2020 SMARTDEST project, which explores the impacts of tourism mobilities. He has advised the European Commission on the field of Regulatory Approaches to Short-Term Accommodation Services.