Socio-spatial Process

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Ronnie Smith

Dr. Kacy McKinney

USP-300U Intro Urban Studies

October 30, 2020


A city's concepts of being a socio-spatial process present an understanding of the urban setting's existing social composition. Urban space projects refer to the various social interactions and the arising economic situations associated with them. The consideration of space aligns with the availability of resources, allowing multiple social, political, and financial entities. Therefore, the social-spatial process refers to an urbanism outlook that seeks to address the relationship between infrastructure and the society within the urban centers.

For instance, the City of Chicago has a concentration of well-constructed buildings (Jonas et al. 54). This takes away the chance and space for infrastructure development, specifically purposed, to assure social interactions. There is an impact of such settings on the economic aspect of life. There is a need to understand how social interactions and the changing urban setting presented at the city arises. The derivation explains how the city can be viewed to possess the concepts of a socio-spatial process.

Space is the availability of physical resources that allow for the organization of how various developments are achieved (Jonas et al. 6). The target area's organization under the urban portfolio is to accommodate all the identified aspects of life. The scope associated with space is then broader with the inclusion of the social aspect of its production. The association is then established with regards to existing relationships between various aspects of life.

Place refers to the specific locations associated with a given entity. This is based on the geographic position of an identified entity. An organization that ensures the allocation of space for the development of the various amenities is necessary. The primary concern now is the rising urban population and rural-urban migration trends. This results in the resources' strain, considering the low number of amenities, purposed explicitly for social activities. The industrialization has led to the misappropriation of space and concentration on life's economic aspect. This can be seen in cities like Manchester and Leeds', which have been impacted differently (Jonas et al. 59). There is an identification process of how cities have absorbed a global perspective (Jonas et al. 80). Observations are being carried out to determine these processes' impact on benefiting different sections and hurt some in the city's composition. The party aspect associated with this similarly concentrates on the economic aspect.

These concepts of urbanization then relate to how individuals are striving to improve on their financial statuses. The amount of time and resources allocated to the social aspect of life is still based on life's economic component (Jonas et al. 82). The globalization aspect relates to the association and statement as a socio-spatial process. Every city is then subject to globalization. The association of an organization suggests the continued construction of advanced forms of infrastructure. There are associated forms of culture and social preferences (Jonas et al. 14). Inhabitants to any city showcase a continuous process of gradually adopting these ways of living. There then arises the task of identifying specific relations and associations that are convenient for a particular urban center.


Work Cited

Jonas, Andrew EG, Eugene McCann, and Mary Thomas. "Urban geography: a critical introduction." John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

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