Evaluation of Spatial Imbalances in the Largest City: Ekaterinburg as a Case Study
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- spatial homogeneity; elimination of inequality; spatial development; largest city
Inequality is a major obstacle to implementation of the concept of sustainable development. The study is devoted to consideration of one of the aspects of this important problem – inter-territorial imbalances, which can reduce the efficiency of using the potential of individual territories and the entire system as a whole. The purpose of the paper is to assess the degree of homogeneity of the space of a major city, revealing the scale of inequality between its elements. The paper analyzed data on location of trade facilities, public catering and consumer services throughout the city; the methodological basis of the study was made up of indicators characterizing the degree of heterogeneity of parameters of development of objects (coefficients of variation, asymmetry, Hall-Tydeman index and Gini coefficient). Calculations carried out using statistical information about the city of Yekaterinburg and its territorial units have shown that the choice of basic units of analysis has a significant effect on the “sensitivity” of the assessment. Focusing on data on development of large territorial units (administrative districts), characterized by the high level of heterogeneity, does not allow to draw reasonable conclusions about the scale of intracity imbalances: a more accurate assessment can be made by analyzing microdistricts. It has been determined that the space of functioning of the considered places of attraction of the population cannot be called homogeneous (although the scale of inequality is not critical), and the levels of inequality in the inter-territorial distribution of objects of different types differ insignificantly. It is shown that the management of spatial transformations is a necessary condition for ensuring the balanced development of the territorial system (even at the local level).
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TY - CONF AU - Arina Suvorova PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/18 TI - Evaluation of Spatial Imbalances in the Largest City: Ekaterinburg as a Case Study BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Sustainable development of environment after Covid-19" (SDEC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 18 EP - 22 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220106.004 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220106.004 ID - Suvorova2022 ER -