Defensible Spaces in Philadelphia: Exploring Neighborhood Boundaries Through Spatial Analysis

@article{Kramer2017DefensibleSI,
  title={Defensible Spaces in Philadelphia: Exploring Neighborhood Boundaries Through Spatial Analysis},
  author={Rory Kramer},
  journal={RSF},
  year={2017},
  volume={3},
  pages={101 - 81}
}
Few spatial scales are as important to individual outcomes as the neighborhood. However, it is nearly impossible to define neighborhoods in a generalizable way. This article proposes that by shifting the focus to measuring neighborhood boundaries rather than neighborhoods, scholars can avoid the problem of the indefinable neighborhood and better approach questions of what predicts racial segregation across areas. By quantifying an externality space theory of neighborhood boundaries, this… Expand

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