The isolation of disadvantaged populations could reinforce and exacerbate social divides and inequalities. Increasing evidence suggests that socio-spatial isolation and segregation are not only experienced in residential neighborhoods, but also in individuals’ daily life spaces, or activity spaces. A series of recent studies have revealed long-overlooked patterns of socio-spatial isolation in individuals’ daily lives and raised intriguing questions for future research. Forming a better understanding of human activities and behaviors has become a pressing need for researchers, urban planners and policymakers in order to address the widening social gaps and persistent segregation issues in contemporary cities.
The development of the activity-space approach to socio-spatial isolation and segregation research has greatly benefited from innovations in data collection and analytic methods, such as the use of social media or smart phone based activity data and big data techniques. Meanwhile, this nascent literature also faces challenges on conceptual, methodological and empirical grounds. In this session, we invite researchers to share new work on social isolation and segregation in activity spaces or everyday lives, and discuss the emerging opportunities, insights and challenges in this rapidly developing field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: the various forms and causes of daily life segregation; the dynamics and driving factors of activity patterns; the impact of daily life segregation on wellbeing and life outcomes; the role of the time dimension in social interaction and isolation; innovative methodologies and measurements; socio-spatial exclusion and inequalities. If you are interested in presenting in this session, please send your abstract and PIN to Fei Li (email@example.com) or Donggen Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 25, 2018. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.
The session(s) organized through this CFP will be part of the AAG 2019 Special Theme on Geography, GIScience, and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN). (Please see the theme’s webpage for details about the theme:
|Presenter||Shi Xian*, Guangzhou University, Zhixin Qi, Sun Yat-sen University, Exploration of Social Segregation Using Mobility–Activity Data and Decision Tree Algorithms||20||5:00 PM|
|Presenter||Yiwei Huang*, University of California, Gender and cultural segregation in San Francisco’s Chinatown Plaza||20||5:20 PM|
|Presenter||Gwendolyn Purifoye*, North Park University, Michael Emerson*, North Park University, Johannes Buerger*, North Park University Chicago, Examining Racial Residential Segregation Through Public Transportation in Chicago||20||5:40 PM|
|Presenter||Yiming Tan*, Sun Yat-Sen University, Yanwei CHAI, Peking University, Social-contextual exposure of ethnic groups in urban China: From residential place to activity space||20||6:00 PM|
|Presenter||Na Ta*, East China Normal University, Yue Shen, East China Normal University, Do neighbors from different social groups share their activity spaces? A case study in Shanghai||20||6:20 PM|
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