Conceptualizing Mobility in Times of CrisisTowards Crisis-Led Counterurbanization?

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Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1663-1674
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number10
Early online date04 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 09 May 2016
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Remoundou K., Gkartzios M. and Garrod G. Conceptualizing mobility in times of crisis: towards crisis-led counterurbanization, Regional Studies. This study makes a novel theoretical and empirical contribution to the counterurbanization literature. Firstly, the research offers a new conceptualization by drawing on the potential for a crisis-led counterurbanization in Athens, Greece. Secondly, the paper employs a quantitative methodology – a choice experiment – to study such mobilities and examine the factors that may influence the choice of relocation. The results confirm the potential for a crisis-led counterurbanization, particularly among younger and unemployed individuals. The findings are important for conceptualizing mobility in times of crisis and for identifying areas that require policy attention due to the likely restructuring they will experience.


  • counterurbanization, crisis, choice experiment, Greece, 反城市化, 危机, 选择实验, 希腊, contreurbanization, crise