• Xavier Garcia Acosta (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)
  • Marta García-Sierra (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)
  • Elena Domene (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)

Year: 2020

The main objective of this study is to explore the characteristics of local food environments in the city of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), and to analyse the existence of sociodemographic inequalities in the access to food stores with or without supply of organic products. Based on an official database of commercial premises and on additional information, 7983 food stores have been identified and classified, 471 (5.9%) of which supply organic food. Spearman’s Rho correlation and Local Indicator of Spatial Association (LISA) analyses are applied to investigate the global and local relationships between food access and two sociodemographic variables, namely Household Income Index and percentage of non-Spanish inhabitants. 

Garcia Acosta, X., García-Sierra, M., & Domene, E. (2020). Spatial inequality and its relationship with local food environments: The case of Barcelona. Applied Geography, 115, 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102140