2. Disadvantaged Urban Neighbourhoods and Communities
Working Group Coordinators
Mark Livingston firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Big Data Centre, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK
Reinout Kleinhans email@example.com
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.