Congres: Urban poverty and segregation
19 september 2018 00:00 t/m 20 september 2018 00:00 - Locatie: Faculteit Bouwkunde, Berlagezaal - Door: Communicatie BK
On 19 and 20 September, the conference 'Urban poverty and segregation in a globalized world' will take place. Together with visiting professor Tiit Tammaru, this conference 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. Theoretical/conceptual work, quantitative empirical work using census, register, or survey data, and more qualitative contributions are all welcome.
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.
Practical details regarding the conference will follow soon on this website.