UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Multiple Deprivation and Urban Development in Athens, Greece: Spatial Trends and the Role of Access to Housing

Karadimitriou, N; Maloutas, T; Arapoglou, VP; (2021) Multiple Deprivation and Urban Development in Athens, Greece: Spatial Trends and the Role of Access to Housing. Land , 10 (3) , Article 290. 10.3390/land10030290. Green open access

[thumbnail of Multiple deprivation in Athens published 12 March 2021.pdf]
Preview
Text
Multiple deprivation in Athens published 12 March 2021.pdf - Published Version

Download (3MB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper presents the spatial distribution of multiple deprivation in Athens, and links these spatial patterns to the city’s urban development trajectory and the way housing is accessed. Multiple deprivation was measured as the combined concentration of disadvantageous employment situation, access to education and housing conditions. A principal components analysis was utilized for 20 variables from the three said domains. Two components were identified as statistically significant. The analysis covered approximately 3000 urban spatial analysis units (URANU), using data from the population censuses of 1991, 2001 and 2011. The findings unveil that from 1991 to 2011, multiple deprivation in the urban periphery as well as in city center areas worsened. Conditions in many (but not all) working-class areas in the west of Athens, as well as in middle class suburbs in the east, improved or did not get worse. If compared to the urban development trajectory of the city, this distribution means that the historical East–West socio-economic division is getting less pronounced, whereas an important center–periphery dynamic is emerging. The filtering and sorting process of the housing market could explain those trends. It appears that the most affected populations are those outside the Greek family-centered and homeownership-based model of access to housing.

Type: Article
Title: Multiple Deprivation and Urban Development in Athens, Greece: Spatial Trends and the Role of Access to Housing
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/land10030290
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/land10030290
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: multiple deprivation; Athens; urban development; housing
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10124093
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item