Spatial Inequalities and Wellbeing. A Multidisciplinary Approach
Camilla Lenzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Valeria Fedeli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Edward Elgar Publishing 2024
About the book
Spatial Inequalities and Wellbeing represents a timely contribution to the literature tackling one of the most crucial concerns of modern times: the rise of inequalities and its far-reaching implications for individual wellbeing. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, the book highlights the different types and sources of inequalities and identifies opportunities for policy action to tackle various inequalities at once.
Featuring expert contributions from eminent scholars, this insightful book posits that policies themselves can produce deep inequalities at the spatial level while trying to reduce them and also explores how inequalities and marginalisation depress individual wellbeing and can become a threat to political and institutional stability. Chapters critically analyse the causes of spatial inequalities, ranging from education and housing to location in the largest cities. The book also highlights the negative consequences of these gaps widening, and emphasises how participatory and bottom-up interventions can contribute to narrowing such disparities at the micro-level.
Academics, researchers and students in urban and regional studies; human geography; economics and finance; politics and public policy; and sociology and social policy will find this to be an informative read. Policymakers within these fields will equally find this to be a beneficial resource.
Publication Date: 10 February 2024 | ISBN: 978 1 80220 262 5
About the editor
Camilla Lenzi, is a Professor in the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Valeria Fedeli is a Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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