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Analysis of Intra-Urban, Socio-Spatial patterns

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
19 days
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

This course explores on issues of socio-spatial diversity, differentiation and fragmentation that impact on the urban form and on the quality-of-life of urban dwellers.

This course explores on issues of socio-spatial diversity, differentiation and fragmentation that impact on the urban form and on the quality-of-life of urban dwellers. We concentrate on capturing and understanding intra-urban variations and differentials in quality-of-life conditions and access to social infrastructure and employment opportunity.

A better understanding of the resulting socio-spatial patterns is essential for targeting deprived areas and implementing area-based and regeneration policies. This course presents several methods under a mixed methods approach. Through a combination of lectures, reading assignments, exercises, and a final group work participants learn to combine quantitatively derived patterns and measures with user generated data and perceptions.

This course is relevant for persons with at least a Bachelor’s degree in fields related to urban planning and urban studies. These are prerequisites specific to this course: 1- basic knowledge of GIS and ability to independently apply GIS software, 2- Basic statistics (SPSS).

Subjects
Context and application: - Intra-Urban Socio-Spatial Patterns in Urban Studies - Spatial Justice; Spatial Inequality - Spatial Segregation - Environmental Justice

Objectives
The Analysis of Intra-Urban, Socio-Spatial patterns course aims to improve understanding of intra-urban socio-spatial patterns and the relation with current theoretical and empirical debates in urban studies.

An understanding of intra-urban socio-spatial patterns and the relation with current theoretical and empirical debates in urban studies; A knowledge and understanding of the importance of intra-urban patterns and inequality analysis in planning;- The ability to apply a combination of statistical and GIS-based spatial analytical methods to detect and analyse intra-urban variation patterns; An understanding of the relevance of each method in the context of urban studies; The capacity to reflect on the methodological choice and in the incorporation of both quantitative and qualitative data analysis ; The ability to interpret results and relate these both to theoretical debates as well as policy implications.

Program structure
Curriculum
- Context and application
- Intra-Urban Socio-Spatial Patterns in Urban Studies
- Spatial Justice; Spatial Inequality
- Spatial Segregation
- Environmental Justice
- Quality of Life / Well-Being and Deprivation
- Targeting and Regeneration
- Area-Based Policies

Methods:
- Data reduction
- Factor Analysis
- Geodemographics [“analysis of people by where they live”] neighborhood analysis and targeting.
- Cluster analysis. K-means - Statistical and spatial measures of segregation and concentration
- Patterns and scale issues (MAUP)
- Intra-urban patterns and change
- Spatial regression.

GeoDa software
- Patterns of user generated data and qualitative data. Qualitative GIS. Mixed methods approach. “Objective” and “Subjective” measures - Spatial analysis of qualitative data. Geo / place quotation. ATLAS-ti software geocoding.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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