publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Global and local spatial indices of urban segregation

Flavia Feitosa;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2007 Journal: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, volume 21, pages 299-323 (issn: 1365-8816, eissn: 1362-3087, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Urban segregation has received increasing attention in the literature due to the negative impacts that it has on urban populations. Indices of urban segregation are useful instruments for understanding the problem as well as for setting up public policies. The usefulness of spatial segregation indices depends on their ability to account for the spatial arrangement of population and to show how segregation varies across the city. This paper proposes global spatial indices of segregation that capture interaction among population groups at different scales. We also decompose the global indices to obtain local spatial indices of segregation, which enable visualizati...
free text keywords: Urban segregation, Spatial segregation indices, Global and local indices, Geography, Planning and Development, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems
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