Locked Out: the impact of urban inequalities on working people’s access to the city

This discussion examines the influence of rising prices and poor wages on working people’s access to Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital city. Despite being a hub of economic and cultural activity, Tbilisi is distinguished by stark inequalities in resource distribution, which create significant barriers to entry for many working-class citizens. In addition to being denied access to affordable accommodation, they are unable to enjoy the ever-expanding cafes, bars, salons, stores, supermarkets, and other establishments frequented by tourists. The talk aims to shed light on the complex and multidimensional nature of urban inequality and its influence on the lives of working people by studying the experiences of those most affected by these concerns. The talk will also look at potential strategies for addressing these inequities and making the city more egalitarian and inclusive for everyone.