The Latin American City Model has been a reference in regional segregation studies since the early twenty-first century. Despite over 20 years of continuous use, its approach has not accounted for the characteristics and processes relating to segregation in peripheral areas of Mexican cities. Consequently, we lack a comprehensive understanding of this phenomenon. This review is relevant in intermediary cities because segregation is manifest in varied forms in peripheral territories over which these cities are expanding. This article analyzes the model’s omissions, using empirical data from two peripheral municipalities of Morelia, Mexico. The methodology is based on a case study and guided by two key concepts: segregation and territory. The results showed the peripheral territories’ characteristics, which were used to adapt the model to the experience of Mexican intermediary cities.
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