How Innovation Leads to Economic Segregation

Segregation-Europe

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/10/how-innovation-leads-to-economic-segregation/543759/

  1. Look at the first two paragraphs, what does “two sides of the same coin” refer to?
  • Two sides are economic segregation and increase inequality
  • The same coin refers to increasing inequality in the cities
  • The dimension of economic segregation and innovation
  • It refers to the results of economic segregation in the cities

 2.  Read the first three paragraphs. What does the study conducted by Enrico Berkes and Ruben Gaetani mainly reveal?

  • Effects of political and economic factors on income inequality
  • Patenting is the main reason for occupational segregation
  • Cities are becoming more unequal because of the patenting
  • Economic segregation between cities stems from patenting

3. ……………………… leads to unequal distribution of income across census tracts and commuting zones.

4. Read the paragraph beginning with “large share of the skyrocketing” until the paragraph beginning with “ the link between innovation” and mark the following statements as T(True) and as F(False).

  • High-tech innovation explains the increasing inequality between neighborhoods.
  • Clustering of people according to education and the type ofoccupation affect the severity of economic segregation.
  • Knowledge-based and less knowledge-intensive industries equally contribute to economic segregation.
  • High-tech innovation leads neither to increase nor decrease in economic segregation.

5. Look at the last two paragpraphs. Specialized and highly educated workers gather in different communities and  they use various facilities in the cities. This situation causes…………………………………………………………………………………………Therefore, it is fair to say that two main reasons for economic segregation are ……………………………………………………………………………………

Answer Key

  1. The option C.
  2. The option D.
  3. Urban economic segregation
  4. T / T / F / F
  5. Housing prices to increase and less advantaged people leave the city. The extreme clustering of knowledge and ceative workers (in response to “localized, occupation-specific, residential amenities).

Post-reading Activity

Creativity is the New Economy- Richard Florida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_sqYD3vskc

Richard Florida on Economic Segregation (Highlights)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Ac6B3kXTs&t=255s

Keeping Cities Affordable for All Author Richard Florida Talks about  “The New Urban Crisis”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwpV3sonWtM

  • Writing:

There is a clear relationship between economic segregation and innovation/creativity as you can understand from the reading. Now, check the videos above and write an essay in which you explain what creativity is and its place in the new economy  and then build the relationship between creativity and economic segregation. You need to watch the videos to be able explain creativity.

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