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The “spaces of difference” concept refers to how space is socially constructed to be different depending on who the individual is in a particular space and how that individual utilizes that space. Ideas about spaces of difference are important to academics, city planners, governments, and nongovernmental agencies in terms of understanding how Western ideologies and social construction processes create and reify inequalities in everyday environments. These processes physically and socially manifest in the urban environment affecting the everyday lived realities and practices of urban populations. These populations are not homogeneous; rather they contain a multiplicity of identities. In this ever-decreasing spatial world, thanks to globalization and the compression of temporal and spatial distances, international agencies and relations, and geopolitical rhetoric, the illusion of homogeneity is ...

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