Mass migration and real estate in European cities

Dr Lisa Goodson has recently completed a report funded by the Urban Land Institute to examine the innovations in social housing being driven by rapid scale immigration. The report, Mass migration and real estate in European cities, highlights how immigration has brought changes to the structure of cities, bringing about a need for multi-sectoral responses in areas such…

Servicing super-diversity

Originally posted on 171bus:
This is my latest COMPAS blog post. You can read the original here. The photos are by me. In the 1890s, philanthropist Charles Booth and a team of assistants – the pioneers of sociological research in the UK – walked the whole of London, visually noting the wealth of each street’s…

Superdiversity: Opportunity or challenge for addressing social inequality?

Report on the second roundtable of the IRiS Key Concepts series by Rachel Humphris (@rachel_humphris), IRiS Associate Researcher The IRiS Key Concepts Roundtable series brings scholars together to discuss and interrogate the theoretical and analytical contours of superdiversity through its relationships to other germane concepts. The second Key Concepts roundtable with Professor Ben Rogaly, Dr Paul…

How language differences are bridged in public-space social interactions

Drawing on an ethnographic study in the London Borough of Hackney, Susanne Wessendorf explains how language differences are skilfully bridged in public-space social interactions, for example at markets or in shops. This new IRiS Working Paper (n.9) shows how language differentially influences the kinds of social relations people form when it comes to more intimate social…