1.4.1 What have we covered in module 1 of Building Inclusive Cities?

Course subject(s) 1. Opening: Global segregation

In this module we have identified the main drivers of urban inequality and socio-economic segregation and the links between them, and examined the consequences of urban inequality and segregation based on different case studies.

Main takeaways:

      • Socio-economic inequality refers to the uneven distribution of resources throughout society.
      • Social segregation is a spatial expression of inequality. For example, segregation by income exists because there is income inequality and because different income groups are unequally distributed in space.
      • An inclusive city is a socially sustainable city, with equal opportunities for all. It is a city where everyone has good access to opportunities, a good education, healthcare, and other services, regardless of where they live.
      • Urban design is a discipline concerned with the design of groups of buildings, settlements, districts, and public spaces. The role of urban design is to create places for people, to make connections between places and people, and to support qualities, such as interaction, connectedness and inclusiveness through design.
      • Global segregation thesis – All over the world, increasing levels of income inequality are leading to increasing levels of socio-economic segregation.
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