Inequality and Uncertainty

Current Challenges for Cities

  • Marta Smagacz-Poziemska
  • M. Victoria Gómez
  • Patrícia Pereira
  • Laura Guarino
  • Sebastian Kurtenbach
  • Juan José Villalón

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, M. Victoria Gómez, Patrícia Pereira, Laura Guarino, Sebastian Kurtenbach, Juan José Villalón
    Pages 1-20
  3. Urban Inequalities and Uncertainty as Conceptual Challenges

  4. Revisiting Social Change and Gentrification

  5. Urban Diversity and Boundaries

  6. Answers for Urban Inequalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Ángel Ramón Zapata-Moya, Cristina Mateos-Mora, Clemente J. Navarro-Yáñez
      Pages 273-296
  7. Environmental Turn in Urban Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Fronika de Wit
      Pages 299-317

About this book


It is not possible to ignore the fact that cities are not only moving, vibrant and flourishing spaces, promising hope for better quality of life, but that they also accumulate and reflect significant problems. This book explores the relational and dynamic nature of urban inequalities, including their visible and invisible forms. By using the rather elusive term of ‘uncertainty’, the authors zoom in on specific aspects of urban inequalities that are difficult to measure, yet are acutely sensed and experienced by people and, more and more often, perceived as unfair. Here, in the recognition of inequalities as unjust and in the disagreement with the status quo, lies a positive aspect of uncertainty, which can lead to a social awakening and more active citizenship.


Spatial Inequality Local belonging Future cities Socio-spatial restructuring Neoliberalism European neighbourhoods Refugees Squatting Urban Climate Governance Green urban politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Smagacz-Poziemska
    • 1
  • M. Victoria Gómez
    • 2
  • Patrícia Pereira
    • 3
  • Laura Guarino
    • 4
  • Sebastian Kurtenbach
    • 5
  • Juan José Villalón
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of SociologyJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.NOVA School of Social Sciences and HumanitiesInterdisciplinary Center of Social SciencesLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  5. 5.Fachbereich SozialwesenFH MünsterMünsterGermany
  6. 6.Universidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9161-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9162-1
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