Posts by Gwilym Pryce

Gwilym Pryce, Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics, and Co-Director of the ESRC CDT Data Analytics and Society, University of Sheffield

Peace walls and other social frontiers can breed crime and conflict in cities

Identifying social frontiers is the first step to understanding what impacts they have on the people living nearby In several cities across Northern Ireland, so-called “peace walls” mark the boundaries between Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods. Erected amid the Troubles which started in the late 1960s, the barriers were intended as a temporary measure to prevent outbreaks of violence between the two communities. … Continue reading

28 June 2018 by Gwilym Pryce
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