Inequality and uncertainty: Current challenges for cities

Marta Smagacz-Poziemska (Editor/Coordinator), M. Victoria Gómez (Editor/Coordinator), Patrícia Pereira (Editor/Coordinator), Laura Guarino (Editor/Coordinator), Sebastian Kurtenbach (Editor/Coordinator), Juan José Villalón (Editor/Coordinator)

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Abstract

It is not possible to ignore the fact that cities are not only moving, vibrant and flourishing spaces, promising hope for better quality of life, but that they also accumulate and reflect significant problems. This book explores the relational and dynamic nature of urban inequalities, including their visible and invisible forms. By using the rather elusive term of ‘uncertainty’, the authors zoom in on specific aspects of urban inequalities that are difficult to measure, yet are acutely sensed and experienced by people and, more and more often, perceived as unfair. Here, in the recognition of inequalities as unjust and in the disagreement with the status quo, lies a positive aspect of uncertainty, which can lead to a social awakening and more active citizenship.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapura
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages336
ISBN (Electronic)9789813291621
ISBN (Print)9789813291614
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • European neighbourhoods
  • Future cities
  • Green urban politics
  • Local belonging
  • Neoliberalism
  • Refugees
  • Socio-spatial restructuring
  • Spatial inequality
  • Squatting
  • Urban climate governance

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