Who gets what, where, and how much? Composite index of spatial inequality for small areas in Tehran

Hamidreza Rabiei-Dastjerdi, Stephen A. Matthews

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Abstract

Urban spatial inequality is multidimensional and complex. The extant literature identifies three main theoretically-informed dimensions of spatial inequality—accessibility, environmental conditions, and socio-economic conditions. We combine geospatial data on measures across these three theoretical dimensions to derive a composite index for the city of Tehran, Iran. We draw on these three dimensions respectively from the relative geographic locations of urban facilities and services, satellite images, and census and survey data. The application contributes to the evidence-base on urban spatial inequality and may inform urban policy decisions aimed at reducing spatial inequality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-205
Number of pages15
JournalRegional Science Policy and Practice
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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