Dr. Arpit Shah from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore presented his research on urban environmental inequalities. Pairing spatially explicit demographic census micro-data from one of the world’s leading urbanization hotspots (Bengaluru, India) with high-resolution satellite imagery, Dr. Shah and co-authors describe the association between caste-based residential segregation (including intra-street micro-segregation) and environmental injustice. They use data from ≈ 1.75 million households located in more than 15,000 neighborhoods containing the first-ever spatially explicit coding of India’s elementary caste categories.

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