University of St Andrews

Maarten van Ham edits book on Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities. East meets West

Monday 19 October 2015

Professor Maarten van Ham has produced a new book entitled Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities. East meets West.

Poverty, inequality and segregation is increasing in European Cities. The widening gap between rich and poor is leading to segregation in more and more European cities. The rich and the poor are living at increasing distance from each other, and this can be disastrous for the social stability and competitive power of cities. We have done rigorous comparative research on socio-economic segregation in 13 European cities: Madrid, Milan, Tallinn, London, Stockholm, Vienna, Athens, Amsterdam, Budapest, Riga, Vilnius, Prague, and Oslo. We argue that a strong EU Urban Agenda is needed to create attractive, inclusive and competitive cities. 

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