Urban Segregation and Governance in the Americas

  • Editors
  • Bryan R. Roberts
  • Robert H. Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Residential Segregation and Governance in the Americas: An Overview

  3. The Metropolis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Fernando Groisman, Ana Lourdes Suárez
      Pages 39-54
    3. Andrés Villarreal, Erin R. Hamilton
      Pages 73-95
    4. Ruben Kaztman, Alejandro Retamoso
      Pages 97-119
    5. Francisco Sabatini, Guillermo Wormald, Carlos Sierralta, Paul A. Peters
      Pages 121-143
    6. Haroldo da Gama Torres, Renata Mirandola Bichir
      Pages 145-165
  4. Rapidly Growing, Mid-Size Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Carolina Flores, Robert H. Wilson
      Pages 187-203
    3. Bryan R. Roberts, Robert H. Wilson
      Pages 205-222
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-231

About this book


Residential segregation is a key issue for good governance in Latin American cities. The isolation of people of different social classes or ethnicities has potential political and social consequences, including differential access to and quality of education, health and other services. This volume uses the recent availability of geo-coded census data and techniques of spatial analysis to conduct the first detailed comparative examination of residential segregation in six major Latin American metropolises, with Austin, Texas, as a US comparison. It demonstrates the high degree of residential segregation of contemporary Latin American cities and discusses implications for the welfare of urban residents.


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