Beyond the metropolis. The spatial diffusion of the residence of middle- and high-income social groups in Bogotá
Abstract Changes in social composition across the world affect the form of appropriation of the territory. Unlike other conventional approaches to the analysis of urban growth and cities’ hierarchies, part of the physical and population growth manifests itself in areas relatively distant from the metropolitan influence area, involving middle- and high-income families differentiated by their productive life cycle. The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact, on physical and population growth, of the structural migrations – changes of principal household – of Bogotá residents. Spatial diffusion in the post-metropolitan area confirms the development of urban conventions and repeats patterns of socio-spatial segregation with an impact on the segmentation of the real estate market of the municipalities observed in the study.