Asian Symposium: Urban Inequality I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Senate Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Yehua Dennis Wei, Jan Nijman
Chairs: Jan Nijman

Call for Submissions



This special session provides comparative perspectives on urban inequality trends in different world regions. It examines patterns, structures, and dynamics of socio-economic and spatial inequalities in urban context. The premise is that inequality in cities has critical spatial dimensions: inequality is at once conditioned by and expressed in spatial context. This special session will examine spatial and temporal dimensions of socio-economic inequality, analyze the significance of urban context for inequality, and provide insights for urban planners and administrators to balance efficiency, equity and environment. We welcome articles that address questions such as the following:
• What is the nature of inequality trends in the city/cities in question? What are the temporal/spatial dynamics?
• What is the explanation for these inequality trends and, specifically, how do they relate to (a) urbanization trends, (b) the urban political economy of these cities, and (c) local/national urban policies?
• How is urban inequality manifested in residential segregation, spatial mismatch, housing inequality, digital divide, environmental injustice, and in general spatial inequality?
• What are the theoretical and policy implications of the research?
Submission Procedure: Please submit your participation/registration fee and abstracts online through the AAG's website ( Regular registration ends by November 8, 2018. We’d like to receive your PIN and abstract by October 15. Emails:;


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Yehua Dennis Wei*, University of Utah, Spatiality of Inequality in the Urban Context 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Rachel Franklin*, Newcastle University, Eric Seymour, Brown University, The demographic dividends of decline: Population loss and inequality in U.S. counties, 1990–2010 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Bhartendu Pandey*, Yale University, Multi-scalar and multi-dimensional urban inequalities 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Weiye Xiao*, University of Utah, Yehua Dennis Wei, University of Utah, Han Li, University of Miami, Urban inequality in China: spatial mismatch problem in Shanghai 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Sebastien Breau*, McGill University, Kevin Manaugh, McGill University, Megan Wylie, McGill University, Public transit and neighbourhood trajectories of inequality in Montreal 20 9:20 AM

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