With increasing urbanization and migration flows, understanding the phenomenon of social segregation in cities is an urgent challenge. Traditional approaches to study segregation are based on a static analysis of where people reside. However, citizens spend most of their time outside their home, each one exploring and living the city in a different way. Can we use geo-located data collected from social networks, coupled with urban measures of house price, access to transportation, and so on, to understand the dynamics and possible causes of social segregation?
Anders Karlström, KTH
Marcus Sundberg, KTH
Paolo Santi, MIT
Umberto Fugiglando, MIT
Y. Xu, A. Belyi, P. Santi, C. Ratti, “Quantifying segregation in an integrated urban physical-social space”, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, doi:10.1098/rsif.2019.0536, 2019.