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Urban Inequality: The City after the 2007 Crisis

Department of Geography, Guillem Colom building, University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), Cra. de Valldemossa km 7.5, 07122 Palma, Spain
Urban Sci. 2018, 2(3), 62;
Received: 24 July 2018 / Accepted: 30 July 2018 / Published: 31 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Inequality)
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After the impact of the 2007 crisis and post-crisis austerity policies, cities are being reconfigured under the auspices of inequality. Social divides are widening, and there is a growing population of excluded and poor people. The urban and welfare state crises of the 1980s are currently being replicated, albeit even more acutely, given that the welfare state in many countries is very weak and there are worrying signs of a crisis of democracy. In the present urban order of globalization, new players have emerged from the financial sector, including investment funds and the so-called vulture funds. Our contribution to this Special Issue is an analysis of urban inequality today based on theoretical and empirical research. The issue includes articles on social movements and resistance in Latin American cities, vulnerability in crisis-hit Spanish cities, and the segregation and quality of basic services in US cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban inequality; vulnerability; segregation; crisis; urban governance; social movements urban inequality; vulnerability; segregation; crisis; urban governance; social movements
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