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Space and exclusion: does urban morphology play a part in social deprivation?

Vaughan, L; Clark, DLC; Sahbaz, O; Haklay, M; (2005) Space and exclusion: does urban morphology play a part in social deprivation? AREA , 37 (4) 402 - 412. Green open access

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Abstract

There is currently a growing interest in the spatial causes of poverty, particularly its persistence. This paper presents methodological innovations that have been developed for investigating the relationship between physical segregation and economic marginalization in the urban environment. Using GIS to layer historical poverty data, contemporary deprivation indexes and space syntax measures of spatial segregation, a multivariate system has been created to enable the understanding of the spatial process involved in the creation and stagnation of poverty areas as well as to analyse the street segment scale of configuration.

Type: Article
Title: Space and exclusion: does urban morphology play a part in social deprivation?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: space syntax, GIS, poverty data, street-scale, configuration, urban, POVERTY, CENSUS, CITIES, LONDON, ERA
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Geography
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/882
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