Urban Inequality, Diversity, and Spatial Polarization Trends: Toronto and Chicago, 1970 to 2010
by David Hulchanski, Chair in Housing at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
5 pm, room 1-G
North American cities are generally more unequal and polarized than many European cities. In the 1980s Chicago, and in the 1990s Toronto, became even more unequal and more polarized spatially. Both are highly diverse cities. In Toronto’s case, the population is now only 50% white, due mainly to immigration. Both cities are increasingly polarized on the basis of income and ethno-cultural origin, but in slightly different ways and for slightly different reasons.
This open lecture forms a part of Prof. Ostanel’s course at VIU on City and Immigration and is organized in collaboration with Collegio Internazionale Ca’ Foscari.