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De la polarisation à la fragmentation socio-spatiale, processus de recomposition urbaine à Londres

Abstract : Since the mid-1970s, and like all of Britain, London has undergone profound economic and social changes. The conjunction between, on the one hand, a phenomenon of both deindustrialization / financialization of its productive apparatus and, on the other hand, of the recurrence of social assistance, has led to a worsening of social inequalities within of the London population. In geographical terms, this has manifested itself in the implementation of a process of socio-spatial polarization that tends to widen the gap between wealth and poor neighborhoods. On the Metropolitan scale, this polarization reinforces the social divisions (east / west, center / periphery) of London space. But in the central and inner areas, the process is made confused by the uninterrupted gentrification process and the launch of local urban regeneration operations. For this purpose, an detailed analysis of those urban recomposition process in Tower Hamlets, a deprived East End borough, leads to relativize the relevance of the concept of socio-spatialpolarization at the local scale. The manifestations of the social requalification of impoverished central neighborhoods through a locally selective gentrification process, or through a postmodern urban regeneration policy, lead to what it is better to describe as a fragmentation of social space. . .
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Frédéric Richard. De la polarisation à la fragmentation socio-spatiale, processus de recomposition urbaine à Londres. Géographie. Université de Poitiers, 2001. Français. ⟨tel-01679675⟩



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