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Author(s): Marques, Teresa Sá
Saraiva, Miguel Marinho
Matos, Fátima Loureiro de
Maia, Ana Catarina
Ribeiro, Diogo
Ferreira, Márcio
Amante, Ana
Title: Assessing territorial vulnerabilities and spatial inequalities: the case of Portugal
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: The economic crisis of the past decade has exacerbated existing vulnerability problems inEurope, particularly in the southern countries. These relate to unemployment, poverty, housingconditions, access to basic services or insecurity issues, among others, and have affected particulargroups as migrant or the elderly. Although the increase in quality of life is a transversal goal tocohesion and urban policies, the effects of vulnerability have only recently begun to be documentedin scientific research. Generally, comparative vulnerabilities' assessments are based on limited (ofteneconomic) indicators or, if they are more comprehensive, on a limited territorial scale. Thus, theydon't perform holistic analysis at national scale, nor comprehensive regional/municipal comparisons.Consequently, this paper presents a multivariate diagnosis of vulnerabilities at national scale,considering an array of indicators of quality of life in various domains as housing, health,accessibility, education, security or employment. Each indicator was geo-referenced and representedat municipal level, leading to the creation of indexes of vulnerability for each theme. An overallindex of vulnerability combining all parcels was then composed through advanced statisticalanalyses' techniques. More than displaying territorial differences, this approach allows discussingdifferent geographical realities within Portugal, and provide outputs for supporting planning policiesconcerning integration, social cohesion, urban equity, and the development of urban systems.
Subject: Geografia
Source: Planning for transition: book of papers / Venice AESOP Annual Congress
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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