Conference: Urban poverty and segregation

19 september 2018 00:00 t/m 20 september 2018 00:00 - Locatie: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Berlage room - Door: Communicatie BK

On 19 and 20 September, the conference 'Urban poverty and segregation in a globalized world' will take place.

Professor Maarten van Ham, together with visiting Professor Tiit Tammaru, will bring together researchers from different disciplines and countries to learn more about changing urban inequalities and the consequences of increasing segregation. 

Topic and objective of the conference

A recent book “Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities” (Routledge, 2016) found that levels of residential segregation are growing in Europe; rich and poor people are increasingly living separated in different neighbourhoods. The rich define the new geography of cities because they can afford to buy houses in the best neighbourhoods. The poor end up where housing is cheap. In many immigration countries, segregation by income strongly overlaps with ethnic and racial segregation. These increasing levels of residential segregation are caused by a combination of processes, including globalisation, rising inequalities, restructuring of the labour market, the weakening of the welfare state, marketization in the housing sector, and increasing numbers of immigrants. This conference will bring together researchers from different disciplines and countries with the aim to learn more about changing urban inequalities, poverty, neighbourhood change and residential segregation, including the consequences of increasing segregation. 

Nature of the event and its outcome

The conference will proceed over two days. Ten keynote speakers will jointly provide an international perspective on segregation. The outcomes of the conference include (a) an international research network on urban poverty and segregation; and (b) a joint publication based on conference presentations. 


(for the full program click here)

(in alphabetical order)

  • Lina Hedman, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • David Hulchanski, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Tom Kleinepier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Christine Lelévrier, Lab’urba, University Paris-Est Créteil, France
  • Kadi Mägi, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • David Manley, University of Bristol, UK
  • Haley McAvay, Institut national d’études démographiques (Chargée d’études), France
  • Tal Modai-Snir, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Sako Musterd, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ana Petrović, Delft University of Technology
  • Lucy Prior, University of Bristol, UK
  • Robert Sampson, Harvard University, USA
  • Masaya Uesugi, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan

Registration & payment

If you are interested in attending this conference, please register here

Payment details will be made available during the online registration. The conference fee is € 50,-. Places are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis (based on receiving date of registration). This fee covers registration and catering expenses. Travel and accommodation costs are at one's own expense and should be arranged by yourself.

Payment conditions

The very latest participants can register (with full payment of fees before this date) is 2 days before the conference. In case payment is made by invoice: the invoice will be sent by Financial Department of the Delft University of Technology. 

Cancellation conditions

All cancellations must be sent in writing and addressed to the Organising Committee of the conference, Christel Swarttouw-Hofmeijer.

Refunds will be approved after the conference as follows:

  • Cancellation received before 5 September 2018: payment will be refunded, minus € 25,- administration costs
  • Cancellation received after 5 September 2018: no refund


Participants attending the conference are responsible for looking for their own accommodation.  Alternatively, accommodation can also found in The Hague or Rotterdam; both cities are only 15 minutes away by train.  

More information

For more information please contact Christel Swarttouw.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement n. 615159 (ERC Consolidator Grant DEPRIVEDHOODS, Socio-spatial inequality, deprived neighbourhoods, and neighbourhood effects).