Are diverse, cohesive neighbourhoods just myths?

A recent study has found that it may be impossible to create communities which are both fully integrated and fully cohesive.

The study, conducted with the use of computer modelling, found that the more integrated a neighbourhood is, the less socially cohesive it becomes.

The reason for this, according to the study, is due to the way people create relationships. The study highlighted that people will naturally form relations with others who resemble themselves in terms of race, religion or social class.

Read more at Michigan State University

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