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Handbook of Urban Segregation

Edited by Sako Musterd, Professor of Urban Geography, Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Handbook of Urban Segregation scrutinises key debates on spatial inequality in cities across the globe. It engages with multiple domains, including residential places, public spaces and the field of education. In addition it tackles crucial group-dimensions across race, class and culture as well as age groups, the urban rich, middle class, and gentrified households. This timely Handbook provides a key contribution to understanding what urban segregation is about, why it has developed, what its consequences are and how it is measured, conceptualised and framed.
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Publication Date: March 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78811 559 9
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The Handbook of Urban Segregation scrutinises key debates on spatial inequality in cities across the globe. It engages with multiple domains, including residential places, public spaces and the field of education. In addition, this comprehensive Handbook tackles crucial group-dimensions across race, class and culture as well as age groups, the urban rich, middle class, and gentrified households.

In a ‘world tour’ of urban contexts, the reader is guided through six continents confronting pressing segregation issues. Leading international scholars offer valuable insights across regional, ethnic, socioeconomic and welfare regime contexts. Three thematic parts explore key segregation questions worldwide, the multiple domains and dimensions of the topic and the methods, approaches and debates surrounding its measurement. Through these lenses, this timely Handbook provides a key contribution to understanding what urban segregation is about, why it has developed, what its consequences are and how it is measured, conceptualised and framed.

Containing clear use of visual aids alongside textual analysis, this Handbook will be an engaging and accessible resource for students and scholars with an interest in urban and human geography, cities and planning, and the wider field of urban studies.
‘Sako Musterd has brought together an extraordinary group of distinguished scholars from across the world to produce a cross-national, interdisciplinary study of urban segregation. As well as providing a wealth of empirical data and methodological approaches to the study of segregation, the book makes important contributions to the analysis of globalization, neoliberalism, gentrification, and the decline of the welfare state. Yet, while attributing much to these general processes, it also distinguishes the varying effects of particular local and national policies.’
– Susan S. Fainstein, Harvard Graduate School of Design, US

‘This book presents new points of departure for debates about segregation. Its chapters provide original, cross-disciplinary, research-based accounts using different frameworks to build on earlier work. They explore economic, policy and other factors that drive changing patterns of urban segregation in different cities and countries and analyse how the various dimensions of segregation are overlapping and reinforcing. The book provides new insights and a new baseline that make it essential reading for anyone concerned with urban research and policy.’
– Alan Murie, University of Birmingham, UK

‘Social segregation is a wide-ranging and important phenomenon within cities across the world. The implications are profound in terms of social interaction as well as access to employment, housing, education, health, transport and open space. This valuable edited collection examines the variations in segregation in a variety of different cities and contexts and will be an important source for staff and students.’
– Chris Hamnett, Kings College London, UK and Renmin University, China

‘The Handbook of Urban Segregation provides a truly panoramic view of segregation issues in cities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and America and expands the scope of segregation to multiple urban domains. Sako Musterd and a group of leading scholars thoroughly investigate urban segregation conceptually and methodologically. Revisiting the classic topic under the changing welfare state and globalization, the Handbook is timely in the face of rising segregation along multiple urban dimensions.’
– Fulong Wu, University College London, UK
Contributors include: R. Andersson, R. Atkinson, N. Bailey, W.R. Boterman, Å. Bråmå, A. Cardoso, R. Cucca, R. Forrest, D. França, F. Gou, H. Hanhörster, H.K. Ho, C. Hochstenbach, P.A. Jargowsky, J. Kohlbacher, Z. Kovács, C. Lemanski, Z. Li, A. Madanipour, T. Maloutas, E. Marques, S. Musterd, M. Oberti, J. Östh, A. Owens, E. Préteceille, B. Randolph, U. Reeger, K.S. Tong, U. Türk, W. van Gent, J. van Rooyen, A. Walks, W. Wang, S. Weck
Contents:

INTRODUCTION
1. Urban segregation: contexts, domains, dimensions and approaches
Sako Musterd

PART I Key Segregation Issues across the Globe; Urban Segregation in Cities in Africa, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America
2. Urban segregation in South Africa: the evolution of exclusion in Cape Town
Jacobus van Rooyen and Charlotte Lemanski

3. Segregation by class and race in São Paulo
Eduardo Marques and Danilo França

4. Residential segregation of rural migrants in post-reform urban China
Zhigang Li and Feicui Gou

5. Dimensions of urban segregation at the end of the Australian dream
Bill Randolph

6. Globalisation, immigration and ethnic diversity: the exceptional case of Vienna
Josef Kohlbacher and Ursula Reeger

7. Do market forces reduce segregation? The controversies of post-socialist urban regions of Central and Eastern Europe
Zoltan Kovacs

8. Urban and school segregation in the larger Paris metropolitan area: a complex interweaving with a strong qualitative impact on social cohesion
Marco Oberti

9. Racial and economic segregation in the U.S.: overlapping and reinforcing dimensions
Paul Jargowsky

PART II Multiple Domains and Dimensions of Segregation
10. Can the public space be a counterweight to social segregation?
Ali Madanipour

11. Spatial segregation and the quality of the local environment in contemporary cities
Roberta Cucca

12. Intersections of class, ethnicity and age: social segregation of children in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam
Willem Boterman

13. Change and persistence in the third dimension: residential segregation by age and family type in Stockholm, 1990 and 2014
Åsa Bråmå and Roger Andersson

14. Segregation by household composition and income across multiple spatial scales
Ann Owens

15. Middle-class family encounters and the role of neighbourhood settings and organisations for cross-social interaction
Heike Hanhörster and Sabine Weck

16. Socioeconomic segregation and the middle classes in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo: a comparative perspective
Edmond Préteceille and Adalberto Cardoso

17. Segregation and the urban rich: enclaves, networks and mobilities
Rowland Atkinson and Hang Kei Ho

18. The impact of gentrification on social and ethnic segregation
Wouter van Gent and Cody Hochstenbach

19. Vertical social differentiation as segregation in spatial proximity
Thomas Maloutas

20. Residential stratification and segmentation in the hyper-vertical city
Ray Forrest, Ka Sik Tong and Weijia Wang

PART III Measuring and Conceptualising Segregation; Methods, Approaches, and Debates
21. Understanding the processes of changing segregation
Nick Bailey

22. Integrating infrastructure and accessibility in measures of bespoke neighbourhoods
John Östh and Umut Türk

23. On the meaning and measurement of the ghetto as a form of segregation
Alan Walks

EPILOGUE
24. Towards further understanding of urban segregation
Sako Musterd

Index