Kirill A. Puzanov

RANEPA, Moscow


This article focuses on the empirical study of the problem of territoriality of urban communities and in particular the issue of its borders. The article is based on a field study of San Francisco neighborhoods which was conducted in the summer of 2005. Particular attention is paid to the study of communities' mental boundaries overlap of socio-economic indicators of the urban environment.

Keywords: vernacular regions, territorial identity, borders, urban —Āommunities