#Segregation #visualization #Urban Science

The Atlas of Segregation

Segregation is hurting our societies and specially our cities. But economic inequality isn’t just limited to neighborhoods. The restaurants, stores, and other places we visit in cities are all unequal in their own way. The Atlas of Inequality shows the income inequality of people who visit different places in the Boston metro area. It uses aggregated anonymous location data from digital devices to estimate people’s incomes and where they spend their time. ...

#Urban Science #inequality #Big Data

Behavioral fundations of inequality

Inequality is one of the most important problems in our societies. For example, economic inequality is today higher than it was in the 1970’s and by some metrics stands at levels not seen since the last Great Depression. A special form of segregation is that happening in our cities. We share the public places, our workplaces and our residential neighborhoods with people like us: same type of jobs, same education, similar economic status, and political opinions. ...

#Urban Science #Automation

Soluciones para ciudades grandes y pequeñas ante la automatización de empleos

Article (in Spanish) in MIT Technology Review (and the Sacyr innovation blog) about how automation is going to impact differently big or small cities. Soluciones para ciudades grandes y pequeñas ante la automatización de empleos La razón principal para que la automatización ataque más a los núcleos pequeños se debe a la propia naturaleza de los empleos disponibles en cada tipo de urbe. Las ciudades más pequeñas tienen más profesiones rutinarias y repetitivas, “como las tareas de servicios, labores mecánicas, fábricas y agricultura, que son susceptibles de ser automatizadas”, apunta el investigador del Media Lab y profesor de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Esteban Moro. ...