Spatial Foresight support the EIB in its development of a Think Piece on spatial inequalities. The questions to be addressed include (a) What are the dimensions of spatial inequalities, both in terms of indicators to look at and phenomena to address such as the urban-rural divide and socioeconomic segregation within cities? (b) How do spatial inequalities unfold? How have they evolved over the recent past? (c) What are the consequences of spatial inequalities (e.g. the urban-rural divide with urban congestion and rural desertification, hollowing out of city centres, ghettoization, and rise of populism)? (c) What can policies related to investment and capacity building in different sectors do to address the root causes of spatial inequalities and/or stem its undesirable consequences?
Client: European Investment Bank (EIB) Duration: May 2019 - June 2020