Combining T-communities and GPS tracking to assess the impact of segregation on mobility in Belfast

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  • External authors:
  • Gemma Davies
  • Duncan Whyatt
  • John Dixon
  • Bree Hocking
  • Neil Jarman
  • Brendan Sturgeon
  • Dominic Bryan


Long-term tensions in Northern Ireland between the main Catholic and Protestant communities have led to widespread residential segregation. In this study we begin by adapting the concept of T- communities developed by Grannis (1998), using ArcGIS network analysis to define residential T- communities within North Belfast based on interconnecting tertiary street networks. With community affiliation assigned to each of the T-communities we then uniquely combine these with GPS tracks for 233 participants to explore the impact of segregation on mobility within the study area.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the GIS Research UK 28th Annual Conference, Leicester, UK
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018