Are cohesive, integrated neighborhoods possible?

Zack Neal, Michigan State, Psychology
There is a wealth of empirical evidence that there is a negative relationship between neighborhood spatial integration and social cohesion. The most segregated neighborhoods tend to be the most cohesive, while more integrated neighborhoods tend to be more socially fragmented. In this presentation, I use an agent-based simulation model of neighborhood network formation to understand why this pattern exists. I then extend the model to explore possible solutions that involve changing behaviors and changing neighborhood spaces.
February, 1 2016 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | 230E Gross Hall

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