Expanding the ethnoburb concept towards a new understanding of urban residential patterns in increasingly ethnically-diverse cities: the Australian case.

Authors: James Forrest*, Macquarie University
Topics: Ethnic Geography, Urban Geography, Social Geography
Keywords: Ethnoburbs, reginal segregation, ethnic groups, Sydney, Australia
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: 8229, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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In a recent multi-level approach to intergenerational segregation patterns in Sydney, Australia, Johnston and colleagues (2017) have shown that whichever regions of the city first generation immigrants move into, they and subsequent generations tend to remain in that region, though often in different neighbourhoods. We link to Wei Li’s (1998, 2009) ethnoburb concept of Chinese immigrants in the US developing businesses in the regions where they live to expand the ethnoburb concept to a much wider range of spatio-cultural groups. Using cross-tabulations of compositional attributes with place-of-residence place-of-work census data, we explore the general application of the ethnoburb concept to the contemporary dynamics of urban residential patterns in an increasingly diverse immigrant-receiving Australian city.

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