Huge cities result in extra segregation between wealthy and poor

Smartphone knowledge from over 9 million folks within the US reveals that massive cities result in better socio-economic segregation regardless of claims they scale back it


October 28, 2022

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Metropolis dimension and design have an effect on social segregation

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Individuals residing in massive cities are extra segregated and blend much less with folks from totally different socioeconomic backgrounds than folks in small cities, based on an evaluation of nameless telephone knowledge from greater than 9 million folks in the USA.

An extended-standing premise of city design is that cities encourage interactions between totally different financial teams, and thus result in much less segregation. One of the vital frequent methods to measure this segregation is to have a look at the place folks dwell and their corresponding financial standing. …