The 2021 Dissertation Prize for the study of Cities PUCA/ APERAU / Institut CDC pour la Recherche, Caisse des Dépôts, chaired by Françoise POTIER has been awarded to Julien MIGOZZI, researcher associated with Géographie-cités, for his dissertation “A city to sell. Digitalization and financialization of the housing market in Cape Town: stratification & segregation in the emerging global city“, defended at the University of Grenoble Alpes, under the supervision of Myriam HOUSSAY-HOLZSCHUCH and Renaud LE GOIX.

Organized by the Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture (Puca), the Association pour la Promotion de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche en Aménagement Urbanisme (Aperau internationale) and the Institut CDC pour la Recherche-Caisse des Dépôts, the Dissertation Prize for the study of Cities is intended to reward the best doctoral theses defended in France or abroad, published in French, and dealing with the city with a focus on action and/or towards operational action. The Grand Prize is honored with an award of 3,000 euros. The Special Prizes are each honored with an award of 1,000 euros.

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