“Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities. East Meets West”
Edited by: Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham and Sako Musterd
The rich and the poor are living at increasing distance from each other, and this is threatening the sustainability of urban communities and the competiveness of European cities. Increasing inequality in response to globalisation, the restructuring of the economy and the labour market, neo-liberal politics and declining investments in the social rental housing sector are direct causes of the increasing segregation.
This study compares the situation in 2001 to that in 2011 for thirteen European cities – Amsterdam, Athens, Budapest, London, Milan, Madrid, Oslo, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna and Vilnius. Social mixing is declining in many areas and the multi-factor approach used links segregation to four underlying universal structural factors: social inequalities, global city status, welfare regimes and housing systems. Hypothetical segregation levels derived from those factors are compared to actual segregation levels in all cities.
This book will be a key reference on increasing segregation and will provide insights to students, researchers and policy makers who are interested in the spatial dimension of social inequality in European cities.