Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 2

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Residential segregation of metropolitan areas of Warsaw, Berlin and Paris

Barbara Jaczewska, Anna Grzegorczyk

Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 2, pp. 141-168
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0051

Abstract

The aim of the work detailed in this article has been to indicate demographic and social categories to the greatest extent segregated in the three selected metropolitan areas of Warsaw, Berlin and Paris, by applying multidimensional analysis; as well as to answer a question as to whether these categories are similar or different, given the different circumstances underpinning the development of the areas under study. The metropolitan areas were selected from Central Europe (Warsaw), Western Europe (Paris), and from the area located in the borderland between these regions (Berlin). in the case of each area, typical categories were selected for analysis, and developed on the basis of accepted segregation indices (the dissimilarity index D, isolation index xPx, delta index DEL, absolute centralisation index ACE, spatial proximity index SP and modified location quotient LQp). The multidimensional and multifaceted analysis allowed the most segregated groups at municipality and district levels to be distinguished, and presented in the context of previous research.

Keywords: residential segregation, spatial segregation, metropolitan area, Warsaw, Berlin, Paris

Barbara Jaczewska, The Department of Political Geography and Regional Studies University of Warsaw Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00-927 Warszawa: Poland
Anna Grzegorczyk, Department of World Regional Geography University of Warsaw Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00-927 Warszawa: Poland