urban segregation, socio-economic

Perspectives on Urban Segregation

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Issue number
Volume 37 – Number 2
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Guest editors: Laura Vaughan, Sonia Arbaci and Pablo Mateos
08 Apr 2014
As cities and societies have become more ethnically diverse, urban segregation has increasingly become a focus of att ention for the general public, the media, policy-makers and academics across the world. However, there has been litt le research which takes account of the built environment as a contributory factor in the process of migration and socio-economic stratification, in the formation of ethnic minority settlement patterns, and in fostering social integration.
This issue of Built Environment aims to fill that gap, bringing together a range of empirically founded perspectives from a multitude of disciplines on how residential segregation patterns are realized in space and how, in turn, the spatial environment influences these patterns.


  • Beyond the ‘Ghetto’
    Laura Vaughan, Sonia Arbaci and Pablo Mateos
  • The Challenges of Understanding Urban Segregation
    Laura Vaughan and Sonia Arbaci
  • ‘Foreign’ Signs and Multicultural Belongings on a Diverse Shopping Street
    Amanda Wise
  • Does the Urban Structure of Swedish Cities Inhibit the Sharing of Public Space?
    Ann Legeby and Lars Marcus
  • Overcoming Division in Nicosia’s Public Space
    Nadia Charalambous and Christos Hadjichristos
  • Original and New Inhabitants in Three Traditional Neighbourhoods: A Case of Urban Renewal in Santiago de Chile
    Margarita Greene, Rodrigo Mora and Emilio Berrios
  • Spatial Configuration of Land-Uses and Arab-Jewish Residential Segregation in Jaffa
    Itzhak Omer
  • Ethno-Religious Segregation in Post-Conflict Belfast
    Brendan Murtagh
  • Uncertain Segregation: The Challenge of Defining and Measuring Ethnicity in Segregation Studies
    Pablo Mateos
  • Publication Reviews