“Segregation within segregation: Informal settlements beyond socially homogenous areas" by Vinicius M. Netto, CITTA’s Principal Researcher and Camila Carvalho, University College Dublin

The article, published in one of the top journals in urban studies Cities, examines patterns of residential segregation within seemingly socially homogenous areas - taking informal settlements as our empirical object. The research explores the 42 largest favelas in Brazil and finds in 37% of them levels of segregation similar to those in cities as a whole - which is far from self-evident and seems to challenge common sense views of what areas of poverty look like. 

News published in 19 Jan, 2023