“Residential Segregation Shapes the Social Life of Cities and People’s Sense of Who They Are”  Explain How Different Types of Evidence Used in Dd102 Support This Claim. 

“Residential Segregation Shapes the Social Life of Cities and People’s Sense of Who They Are” 
Explain how different types of evidence used in DD102 support this claim. 
Residential segregation is the physical separation of two or more groups into different neighbourhoods, or a form of segregation that "sorts population groups into various neighbourhood contexts and shapes the living environment at the neighbourhood level”. (Wikipedia)  

Data – qualitative and quantitative, graphs, maps, academic writings, social surveys, interviews and census reports are some of the evidence within DD102 which will be examined, explained and used in order to support the claim. 

The assumption that people living in one place are all connected by proximity, may, in theory, be true, but, this can also act as a disconnection as the following evidence shows, with residential segregation shaping the way people live and shaping who they are.

The process of residential segregation 'erects social and spatial boundaries between groups, creating relations of both connections and disconnections' (Dixon and Hinchliffe, 2014, p.95a) This separation of people can produce connections with feelings of solidarity, compatibility, class identity, nonetheless, people can also experience disconnection by the feeling of division, distance and inequality too. An effect, according to Schnell and Yoav, 2001, of urban planning where organisations dictate the residential space of who lives where, the educational space of who learns where or the employment space of who works where, resulting in social polarization.  However, the 'everyday life spaces' can be an effect of residential segregation.  (Dixon and Hinchliffe, 2014, p.95b)

One of the first pieces of evidence of residential segregation and the social life of cities, albeit vague and unexplained due to the nature of the data collection technique, was through a census on urban population with people, boundaries and cities.  Adna Weber,...