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The challenges of understanding urban segregation

Vaughan, L; Arbaci, S; (2011) The challenges of understanding urban segregation. Built Environment , 37 (2) pp. 128-138. 10.2148/benv.37.2.128. Green open access

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Abstract

Despite a century of research into urban segregation, patterns of immigrant settlement are insufficiently understood. This topical issue requires radical thinking, particularly as it is currently dealt with by a range of disciplines, each of which tends to rely on its own research paradigms. This paper reviews some of the key challenges of studying the subject, starting with the concept of segregation being more complex than the simplistic label of 'ghetto' might suggest. The paper also shows how approaches to the challenges of understanding urban segregation differ according to its given geographical context and disciplinary approach. It shows that segregation is a multi-dimensional process, requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. The paper concludes that research into segregation needs to address the fact that it is an inherently complex and fundamentally spatial phenomenon

Type: Article
Title: The challenges of understanding urban segregation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2148/benv.37.2.128
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2148/benv.37.2.128
Language: English
Additional information: © Alexandrine Press
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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 Architecture
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/1299357
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