2. Disadvantaged Urban Neighbourhoods and Communities

Working Group Coordinators

Mark Livingston m.livingston@lbss.gla.ac.uk
Urban Big Data Centre, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

Reinout Kleinhans r.j.kleinhans@tudelft.nl
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Description of the Working Group

This working group focuses on urban neighbourhoods and local communities. We are interested in the social mechanisms behind and the implications of concentrated poverty and deprivation, segregation between various socio-economic groups, and broader social inequalities between residents. Other topics of interest are social networks, social capital or social cohesion, and neighbourhood effects.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

Considering this years’ conference theme, we especially welcome papers addressing how various actors attempt to mitigate the challenges related to migration, densification, segregation, at a neighbourhood level, using new technology, design and policy approaches.

We are also keen to discuss new approaches focusing on analysis of register data, (linked) open data and social media feeds, specialised evaluation approaches (e.g. realist evaluation) and mixed-methods designs that innovatively combine qualitative and quantitative approaches.