Social media and the city: Rethinking urban socio-spatial inequality using user-generated geographic information


Big data is increasingly seen as a way of providing a more ‘scientific’approach to the understanding and management of cities. But most geographic analyses of geotaggedsocial media data have failed to mobilize a sufficiently complex understanding of socio-spatial relations. By combining the conceptual approach of relational socio-spatial theory with the methods of critical GIScience, this paper explores the spatial imaginaries and processes of segregation and mobility at play in the notion of the ‘9th Street Divide’in Louisville, Kentucky.

Landscape and Urban Planning 142: 198-211