Urban Segregation and Inequality

Why do wind farms drag down house prices in some places but not others? - The Conversation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 00:00
Gwilym Pryce

AQMeN researchers based at Sheffield Methods Institute have published findings about the impact of windfarms on local house prices in Scotland. 

Led by Professor Gwilym Pryce, the study has revealed that living near a wind farm in Scotland has zero effect on the value of your property and that wind farms can in fact be a positive local asset.  

Read Gwilym's article in The Conversation 

Remaking urban segregation: processes of income sorting and neighbourhood change

Why examine how segregation changes?

Spatial segregation – the division of cities into richer and poorer neighbourhoods, for example – is a key feature of urban areas. Many studies look at how much segregation there is and at how this changes over time but few examine the processes which underpin these changes. 

Pushed to the periphery? Changing patterns of poverty in Scottish cities

Urban Poverty

The location of poor households near the centre and wealthier households in the suburbs has for a long time been seen as the archetypal social structure of the industrial city. The suggestion that poverty is shifting towards the periphery not only challenges this longstanding stereotype but also touches on a number of important policy issues. 

What SIMD 2016 tells us about the future for Scotland’s cities

In their guest blog for the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF), Professor Nick Bailey and Dr Jon Minton reflect on the 2016 Scottish Index of Multiple of Deprivation figures and what they may mean for communities across Scotland. 

You can read the blog in full at the SURF website




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