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dc.contributor.authorAlves, Sónia
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-28T09:25:29Z
dc.date.available2018-06-28T09:25:29Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-01
dc.identifier.issn1476-413X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277599
dc.description.abstractAs territorial magnets for people and activities, cities simultaneously concentrate opportunities (e.g. employment, consumption, entertainment) and problems (e.g. unemployment, lack of affordable housing, crime). As a result, they can be regarded as complex social systems, which to some extent are characterized by, and are a source of, inequalities. By analysing the issue of inequality from a socio-spatial perspective, this article aims to show that the post-industrial city is changing insofar as social and spatial disparities are increasing on the basis of income and political influence. The article consists of two parts. The first addresses the issue of inequality and the city, providing a review of the literature on the relationship between social and spatial inequalities. The second is empirical, focusing upon the city of Porto and exploring several intersecting ideas related to the selective processes of de-concentration (or suburbanization) of people and activities, and the way they shape the separation of classes across geographical space. The results confirm the initial hypotheses of increasing socio-spatial inequality in Porto, in a context in which public policies are not geared towards the goal of mitigating socio-economic disparities, but are shaped inversely by consolidated economic ones.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/75863/2011).
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.titleSpaces of inequality: It’s not differentiation, it is inequality! A socio-spatial analysis of the City of Porto
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage431
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2016
prism.publicationNamePortuguese Journal of Social Science
prism.startingPage409
prism.volume15
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.24919
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-03-03
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1386/pjss.15.3.409_1
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-09-01
dc.contributor.orcidAlves, Sónia [0000-0003-1231-8588]
dc.identifier.eissn1758-9509
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2016-09-01


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