Poverty in suburbia: Has Glasgow gone the way of American cities?
The traditional view of poverty as an inner city phenomenon is being challenged. Recent analysis of American cities finds that suburbia is now “home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country and more than half of the metropolitan poor” (Economist 17/1/2002) . As a result, the rise of suburban poverty is being highlighted as one of the most significant trends that may come to characterise twenty-first century cities.
In AQMeN research briefing 5, Leo Kavanah, Gwilym Pryce and Duncan Lee investigate whether there is any evidence of this trend emerging in Glasgow.