This book attempts to get a true global overview of trends in urban inequality and
residential socio-economic segregation in a large number of cities all over the
world. It investigates the link between income inequality and socio-economic
residential segregation in 24 large urban regions in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe,
North America and South America. In many ways the book is a sequel to the earlier
book “Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities” which focused
solely on trends in Europe. Although that book was very well received, readers also
asked whether trends in Europe were representative for what is happening in the
rest of the world. This new book is a direct response to that question and aims to be
more globally representative.