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The evolution of spatial patterns of residential segregation in Central European Cities: The Lodz Functional Urban Region from mature socialism to mature post-socialism
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
2012 (English)In: Cities, ISSN 0264-2751, E-ISSN 1873-6084, Vol. 29, no 5, 300-309 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two themes dominated the study of socio-spatial change in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) after 1990. One was that the development of urban regions in CEE after the demise of socialism is characterized by suburbanization. The second topic raises the issue of growing residential segregation. Unfortunately, studies on patterns of residential segregation are still scarce in the CEE context, in particular those that employ traditional measures of segregation. Relying on solid empirical materials from the 1988 and 2002 National Censuses, the purpose of this paper is to map and analyze the patterns of residential segregation in the Lodz Functional Urban Region, an old industrial urban region in Poland undergoing a rapid deconcentration and shrinkage of the core area. This contribution concludes that the first decade of systemic transition resulted in decreasing residential segregation, as gauged by global measures of segregation. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Oxford: Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 29, no 5, 300-309 p.
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Residential segregation, Suburbanization, Post-socialism, Poland, Lodz
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60054DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2011.08.008ISI: 000308055700002OAI: diva2:559618
Available from: 2012-10-10 Created: 2012-10-01 Last updated: 2012-10-10Bibliographically approved

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